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Dear fellow brethren and sisters,


I would like to reiterate something that I have said in the recent past but that I would like to be clearly understood on; saying my peace on the matter to all of those who are familiar with it.

In the past I have received many revelations and translations through false spirits, and was lead around and tossed on many winds of doctrine; and this during my period of seeking for the truth. I have and do now again apologize to any that I lead astray by recklessly publishing such things in the past.

Last October [2016] through much prayer and soberness it was revealed to me that almost everything that I had ever received after my LDS mission was false. I have spent much time after that repenting to the best of my ability and I humbly and openly confess so that none will be lead, or continue to be led astray thereby.

There is however something wonderful that has come of this. I was re-baptized in November 2016 and rededicated my whole life and soul to the Holy One of Israel; that I would strive to perfect myself and have the Spirit always.

Since that time I have received several new Revelations, as I have the gift, but I had never before used it properly before God. I also now have the support of a branch and an Order of Knights to help me detect my new Revelations and vote on them, whether they be of God or not. I have been immensely benefited and blessed thereby.
 
From this day forth I simply want to help the up-building of Zion in any way I can; even if that is just in a capacity of support, and by cheerful example, putting forth the work to help in any capacity that I have been endowed with.
 
I also previously said and clarified. 

          God has recently told me with a burning of the bosom and a more powerful outpouring of the Spirit than ever before that nothing I revealed after my mission or before this month has been unpolluted, save a very few precious things.  I therefore submit my public apology and stand as a man willing to be abased for my folly in Israel.  DO NOT believe any of my Revelations or Translations between 2007 and October of 2016, save that I should re-post them on Council of the Seers or Voice of Zion; pledging to do so only after much study and prayer and by the common consent of the Priesthood with which I am unified.  God has told me to pray for the Spirit before writing any word from Him and I intend to do so with full sobriety.

Sincerely Samuel Warren Shaffer

 

 

There have been those who have mistaken my recent repentance as a repudiation of Mark Lichtenwalter; and have spread such claims. I freely admit that we do not always agree, and we are both looking forward in soberness and curiosity towards the events of the Last Days. Although I know that Mark was inspired to call me as Patriarch, and that there is a reason for all these things. I will continue to gather and partake of the sacrament and do the Work of the Lord with Mark and others who are worthy. I believe him in regards to his experience with the Father, and I believe he is a great Prophet. Whatever the callings are that are to be done in the last days, I know that we are supposed to gather with the elect and help each other and to work to up-build Zion.
I will be working as an Aaronic Priest for a time, but I will also give blessings as I am inspired to do so.
Sincerely Samuel Warren Shaffer
For ye are guilty of lightmindedness, evil speaking of the Lord's Anointed, loud laughter, lust, coveteouness for fame and the forbidden things of God, drunkeness, anger, false judgement and deceits.  Bow thyself down and repent that ye may be a tool in mine hand and not a servant of darkness that must needs be destroyed.  Wherefore shout this from the roof tops that ye may be My servant, even an Elias in the Holy Aaronic Priesthood, and bring forth Mine word for the preparatory redemption of Zion. 

 

 

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Introduction to the Saba Kitab
by Samuel Warren Shaffer

The Source of Gods
          In the beginning of human religion there was a group of wismen, known as Magi, Sages etc.  Today we know them as Shamans, Prophets, Seers, and Artists.  The true beginning of their experiences and methods is not perfectly known, but their legacy has been passed on.  These wisemen had divine experiences, they saw many worlds and comprehended the infinite nature and connectedness of all things.  While contemplating the fact that they themselves were experiencing, they also comprehended that they themselves are infinite beings, never having been created, and never being able to be destroyed.  They began to discuss these truths among themselves and tried to explain ineffable experiences with words.  It was this first generation of philosophers who began the initiations that eventually evolved into the Upanishads.
          At this point no God or deity had ever been thought of, invented or witnessed.  As these philosophers looked within themselves introspectively to explain what it means to be an experiencing being, they discussed how something like that which experiences cannot be created or destroyed.  - Seeing as it now exists and the mechanism which allows it's principle to experience must under the same circumstances allow experiencing again and therefore it cannot be created or destroyed.  They reasoned that this must also be why we can imagine and sometimes even see other worlds and realities.  They called this Eternal self the -
Atma
          They philosophied that if our Atma or experiencing self is Eternal and never had a beginning and never will have an end, then it must also have already advanced to a state of being one with all things, having experienced all things.  Furthermore it must also be connected with other Atma in a web or ocean.  This then explained the divine experiences that these wisemen had experienced while in altered states and when seeing visions of other worlds or having the inspiration of creativity.  They called this network of experiencing beings -
Brahman
           Next these philosophers discussed that which allows us to experience the world around us, which are the five senses.  They discussed how these five senses are a constant witness that we actually exist, even to those who are not self-aware.  If the Atma is asleep or in a state of not being self aware, then it is these senses that awake it to it's own reality.  The source of these senses was also discussed as it seems that in the external world sensory input comes from without and in the internal world it seems to come from within; as anything which you experience is already within you.  These five senses were listed by them as -
Vamadeva        Sight
Aghora             Hearing
Tatpurusa        Smell
Satyojata          Taste
Isana                Touch
          These philosophers then anthropamorphized these senses discussing how these senses effect our mind in different ways, and how each sense has a personality of sorts.  Vamadeva means "pleasant God", because as we see the world it brings us the largest sense of pleasantness in the form of beauty.  Aghora means "not terrible" as hearing generally gave one a sense of stillness and was the means by which to hear music.  Tatpurusa means "that person" as often we can smell others, but smell also brings back childhood memories.  Satyojata means "born at once" as taste is an immediate sensation, and a kiss of true love makes us as though born again.  Isana means "ruler" as touch effects us the most.
          Once these philosophers identified these senses as various aspects of our being, they then started contemplating divisions within our mind, and also divisions that these various senses begin to naturally make upon our psyche.  These wisemen also began telling stories and allagories that anthropamporphized these as well.  These are the five states of mind that they identified -
Ananda             Bliss 
Vijnana             Knowledge
Manas              Thought 
Prana                Breath
Vac                   Speech
          Bliss is caused by touch, knowledge is caused by sight, thought is caused by hearing, breath is an aspect of smell and speech is associated with taste because it also utilizes the tongue.  These are also very important states of mind and worthy of being anthropamorphized in allegory.  Thought which is called Manas, is the voice that is within our mind; it is both the source of what many think is revelation as well as the source of a lot of suffering as it is sometimes difficult to silence.  Breath on the other hand is a state associated with meditation and with stillness of the mind.  These wisemen reasoned that if the Atma is what we are and these senses are attempts to make it back to perfection.  They called this perfection -
Shiva
          These five states of mind therefore became known as five names of Shiva, seeing as he is symbolic of the perfect man or Heavenly father that is part of our Eternal being.
          These are the first Thirteen of the first thirty three deities in human history.  The thirty three deities of the Rig Veda are the oldest Gods in existence.  I have explained how the first thirteen came into existence and I will explain the source of the others also.  These allagories about the inner self took a turn toward starting our first perceptions of Gods when these same philosophers started thinking about the effects of nature upon our inner mind also.  They began to think about the effects of the basic elements upon us and they started anthropamporphizing what has become known as the eight Vasus, which can vary in number from time to time.  Nine of them are -
Prthivi               Earth
Agni                  Fire
Antariksa          Space
Jal                     Water
Vayu                 Wind
Dyaus                Sky
Surya                 Sun
Nakṣatra            Stars
Soma                 Moon
          After identifying the Eternal self, the five senses of this body, five inner states of being, the network of mind, ideal man, and eight elements which effect our mind; the wisemen started identifying apects of culture and society.  Now these aspects of the human condition when anthropamorphized were not only easy to see in others, but also easy to make stories about as actual characters.  So this is when the slippery slope began to slide towards religion and away from the original philosophy for which it was intended.  This is when the Twelve children of Aditi came to be.  Some of the Vasus later also became children of Aditi, but twelve of these societal traits were -
Mitra                 Those who have brotherhood for another.
Aryaman            Those who are Noble and make Peace.
Bhaga                Those who seek out wisdom.
Varuna               Those who have wonder. 
Daksa                 Those with Joy and Merriment.
Tvastr                 Those who are creative.
Pusan                 Those who have civility.
Savitr                  Those who are the friends of life.
Indra                   Those who are brave and valiant.
Vishnu                Those who save others.
          Eventually a few more were added to the thirty three Gods, such as Pajapati, who is the Master of Beasts, symbolizing those Shamans who are one with the forest and it's life.  Some Adityas were also added to coincide with the months of the year.  Later some of the Adityas also received elemental traits or powers also, as the stories around these characters started to bloom and be told in different ways.  However this is how the first thirty three Gods in human history came to be!
          Most will find it hard to accept the truth, that this is the first and most true form of religion, as well as the source of all religions, theology and philosophy.  I will now list how these thirty three Gods are the source of all world religions and have merly evolved into all religions as these stories traveled to different cultures and languages.
Dyaus became Deus, Zeus, Osiris, (Deus-Pater or Ju-piter), Ziu, Tyr, etc.
Shiva became Shivaya, Eiyia, Yah, (the word Yashiva), YHVH, Jehovah, Saba, Sheba, etc.
Soma became Suen, Sin, Nanna (after the Akkadian conqure), Ale, Illah, Allah, etc.
Brahman became Ahman, Amen, Amen Ra, etc.
Atma became Adon, Adonis, Adoni, Adam, Attis, etc.
Mitra became Mithra, Mithras, etc.
Varuna became Oannus, Adapa, Uranus, Ormazd, Aura Mazda, etc.
Aditi became Inanna, Ishtar, Cybele, Ceres etc.
          So there is not a single world Religion that has not branched out from the original Magi of Vedic Hinduism and the philosophy of the Upanishads, including all three major Monotheistic faiths.  That philosophy all began as an introspection of our Eternal being and the senses, traits and archetypes which effect us.

This Knowledge passed down through the Ages
          Even after the Sages of the Upanishads started talking in the language of religion a man named Sandilya said, "He whose creation is this universe, who cherishes all desires, who contains all odours, who is endowed with all tastes, who embraces all this, who never speaks and who is without longing—He is my Self within the heart, He is that Brahman. When I shall have departed hence I shall certainly reach Him: one who has this faith and has no doubt will certainly attain to that Godhead."  (Chandogya Upanishad)
          The author of some of the Psalms known as Asaph, wrote "I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High."  (Psalms 82:6)
          It is therefore clear that Asaph had been initiated in the mystery of the source of Religion, even though he was among a highly religious and strict people; a people who had taken Shiva or the ideal self out of context and were calling this character by the name YHVH.
          Jesus Christ also was apperently initiated as he repeated this saying, "Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?"  (John 10:34)
          It is interesting to note that Jesus only claimed to teach people to become the Sons of God, but the movement proclaimed him to be the only Son of God.  It is clear that Jesus must have been privy to the fact that Gods merely began as descriptions of ourselves and that our Eternal self or the Atma is God.
          Somehow this knowledge made it into the fraternities of Europe and all the way to Joseph Smith.  Joseph Smith said, "The mind or the intelligence which man possesses is co-equal [co-eternal] with God himself."
          With this one statement Joseph Smith disenfranchized almost all the rest of Mormon theology and cosmology.  We do not need to "become" Gods when our mind is co-equal with God already.  With this concept we merely have to awake.  Joseph Smith did not take this thought to all it's logical conclusions as he had already told the people that they would kill him if he revealed the truth.  The truth is that we are the Gods, and that the dawn of religion was merely an introspection of man on his Eternal nature.
          Furthermore Brigham Young said that Joseph Smith had told him that Adam was God, this is also a very interesting fact when we learn that the source of the name Adam comes from Atma, or the Self in sanskrite.  This is why Joseph told Brigham that we must all become Adam in the Endowment.  With this added evidence it is almost certain that Joseph Smith somehow understood the Vedic roots of religion and that we ourselves are the Gods, or that the Gods came from considering the traits and concepts within us.
          Those in the know, have always known and passed down the knowledge that our Eternal being is the only God that has been observed and that all other Gods are the archetypes and traits that we posses; and that this line of thought is the source of all Religions.

Moving Forward to a Modern Restoration
          When I was young a friend named WiL and I started a movement called Veritanism.  For those who have been connected to it, it is admitedly one of the most original and unique philosophical movements.  Started by a bunch of Mormon kids trying to expand beyond their reality, I will explain how it is a direct restoration of Vedic knowledge.
          It all started in 1999, when I was staring into a candle flame, suddenly it turned green and I was taken into the flame as in a vision.  I saw what can only be described as seeing more worlds and lives than I can comprehend or remember; I was returned to my room with the candle a changed man!  This vision distilled in me the unshakable belief that everything is infinite.  I soon met WiL when I moved to Provo Utah, and he described to me a dream he had about creating a world.  We pondered upon these dreams and realized not only that we are Eternal beings, but also that we must also be connected in a subconscious mental network that we called the "Meta."
          Soon after the beginning of the movement I started having dreams where I was in caves and men in robes called Magi were helping my friends and I escape.  We all awoke with different senses and there were ultimately five of us.  Han, Dro, Amid, Hev, Nog.  I (Han) was the sense of Sight and Dro was the sense of Hearing.  After we had awoken from seeming nothingness, the Magi began to explain the senses and why they meant that we truely existed.
          Through a course of events we were traveling through the caves and heard of beings called Titans, there were eight Titans and were all beings who exemplified the Elements!
          I eventually escaped the caves and went into space with the Titans on their ship.  I met and fell in love with a girl named Canati, and we were initiated and Sealed by these beings in Space.  We finally had a kiss of true Love and suddenly life burst into existence all around us bringing life to a dead moon.
          This whole course of events known as Veritanism left a huge impression upon I and others, although looking back at it there is something very interesting to note.  It exactly follows the progression of the ancient Magi who first created Religion!
          Through a vision I first discover that everything is truly infinite.  I reason that I am an infinite being seeing that I am actually experiencing this moment.  WiL and I discuss this and conclude that there is a mental network of infinite minds called the Meta.  I have a dream where Magi teach us about the Senses and where each of us is a personification of one of the senses!  I then meet beings called Titans who are personifications of the elements.  I then finally fall in love, in essense meeting the Goddess.  This seems to be an exact reinvention of the rise of Religion, and yet it seems to be original, and to have happened to us in a brand new and organic way.  Which is why I believe Veritanism is possibly the most important movement since the rise of the Vedic Sages themselves.
          Here is some of the Veritan terminology alongside some of the Vedic terminology.
Atma               Experiencing Being
Brahman         Meta
Shiva               God
Vamadeva        Han
Aghora             Dro
Tatpurusa         Amid
Satyojata          Hev
Isana                Nog
Savitr               Canada
Prthivi              Nebo
Agni                 Luz
Antariksa          Eldrid
Jal                     Bensidon
Vasus               Titans
          I also had an experience where I experienced the segmentation of perception, meaning that it felt like being a new being every moment.  I have suggested that these are particles of experiencing being flowing through me.  I have also believed that it is the segmentation of experience input into the same Eternal being; whichever it is, it had a very non-localizing effect on my consciousness, where I had no attachment or expectations.  Moksha or liberation became an important part of Vedic religion much later, but it is hard not to imagine that I am flying through the history of philosophy and thought with all my experiences.
          I have traveled through many religions, pagan and orthodox, trying to find the final piece which is the personification of Societal principles.  I believe I have finally found the most important component of it again hidden in the work of Joseph Smith.  Dusty it has not even been discussed since his day.  It is the brotherhood and love which was expressed in the School of the Prophets.  I have distilled and revealed what I feel was important about those rites and relationships and have placed them in a document called the Second Endowment.
          The Mormons and Jews are always looking for Elijah to come, and he is said to turn the hearts of the children to the fathers.  What greater manifestation of turning the hearts of the children to the fathers could be witnessed than a man experiencing the whole of human religion and philosophy?  I give this knowledge to you in three bodies of text.  The Saba Kitab, the Second Endowment, and Voyage of the Titans.  When I have given it, my work shall be done.

Sincerely Samuel Warren Shaffer

 










Introduction to the Saba Kitab
by Samuel Warren Shaffer

The Source of Gods
          In the beginning of human religion there was a group of wismen, known as Magi, Sages etc.  Today we know them as Shamans, Prophets, Seers, and Artists.  The true beginning of their experiences and methods is not perfectly known, but their legacy has been passed on.  These wisemen had divine experiences, they saw many worlds and comprehended the infinite nature and connectedness of all things.  While contemplating the fact that they themselves were experiencing, they also comprehended that they themselves are infinite beings, never having been created, and never being able to be destroyed.  They began to discuss these truths among themselves and tried to explain ineffable experiences with words.  It was this first generation of philosophers who began the initiations that eventually evolved into the Upanishads.
          At this point no God or deity had ever been thought of, invented or witnessed.  As these philosophers looked within themselves introspectively to explain what it means to be an experiencing being, they discussed how something like that which experiences cannot be created or destroyed.  - Seeing as it now exists and the mechanism which allows it's principle to experience must under the same circumstances allow experiencing again and therefore it cannot be created or destroyed.  They reasoned that this must also be why we can imagine and sometimes even see other worlds and realities.  They called this Eternal self the -
Atma
          They philosophied that if our Atma or experiencing self is Eternal and never had a beginning and never will have an end, then it must also have already advanced to a state of being one with all things, having experienced all things.  Furthermore it must also be connected with other Atma in a web or ocean.  This then explained the divine experiences that these wisemen had experienced while in altered states and when seeing visions of other worlds or having the inspiration of creativity.  They called this network of experiencing beings -
Brahman
           Next these philosophers discussed that which allows us to experience the world around us, which are the five senses.  They discussed how these five senses are a constant witness that we actually exist, even to those who are not self-aware.  If the Atma is asleep or in a state of not being self aware, then it is these senses that awake it to it's own reality.  The source of these senses was also discussed as it seems that in the external world sensory input comes from without and in the internal world it seems to come from within; as anything which you experience is already within you.  These five senses were listed by them as -
Vamadeva        Sight
Aghora             Hearing
Tatpurusa        Smell
Satyojata          Taste
Isana                Touch
          These philosophers then anthropamorphized these senses discussing how these senses effect our mind in different ways, and how each sense has a personality of sorts.  Vamadeva means "pleasant God", because as we see the world it brings us the largest sense of pleasantness in the form of beauty.  Aghora means "not terrible" as hearing generally gave one a sense of stillness and was the means by which to hear music.  Tatpurusa means "that person" as often we can smell others, but smell also brings back childhood memories.  Satyojata means "born at once" as taste is an immediate sensation, and a kiss of true love makes us as though born again.  Isana means "ruler" as touch effects us the most.
          Once these philosophers identified these senses as various aspects of our being, they then started contemplating divisions within our mind, and also divisions that these various senses begin to naturally make upon our psyche.  These wisemen also began telling stories and allagories that anthropamporphized these as well.  These are the five states of mind that they identified -
Ananda             Bliss 
Vijnana             Knowledge
Manas              Thought 
Prana                Breath
Vac                   Speech
          Bliss is caused by touch, knowledge is caused by sight, thought is caused by hearing, breath is an aspect of smell and speech is associated with taste because it also utilizes the tongue.  These are also very important states of mind and worthy of being anthropamorphized in allegory.  Thought which is called Manas, is the voice that is within our mind; it is both the source of what many think is revelation as well as the source of a lot of suffering as it is sometimes difficult to silence.  Breath on the other hand is a state associated with meditation and with stillness of the mind.  These wisemen reasoned that if the Atma is what we are and these senses are attempts to make it back to perfection.  They called this perfection -
Shiva
          These five states of mind therefore became known as five names of Shiva, seeing as he is symbolic of the perfect man or Heavenly father that is part of our Eternal being.
          These are the first Thirteen of the first thirty three deities in human history.  The thirty three deities of the Rig Veda are the oldest Gods in existence.  I have explained how the first thirteen came into existence and I will explain the source of the others also.  These allagories about the inner self took a turn toward starting our first perceptions of Gods when these same philosophers started thinking about the effects of nature upon our inner mind also.  They began to think about the effects of the basic elements upon us and they started anthropamporphizing what has become known as the eight Vasus, which can vary in number from time to time.  Nine of them are -
Prthivi               Earth
Agni                  Fire
Antariksa          Space
Jal                     Water
Vayu                 Wind
Dyaus                Sky
Surya                 Sun
Nakṣatra            Stars
Soma                 Moon
          After identifying the Eternal self, the five senses of this body, five inner states of being, the network of mind, ideal man, and eight elements which effect our mind; the wisemen started identifying apects of culture and society.  Now these aspects of the human condition when anthropamorphized were not only easy to see in others, but also easy to make stories about as actual characters.  So this is when the slippery slope began to slide towards religion and away from the original philosophy for which it was intended.  This is when the Twelve children of Aditi came to be.  Some of the Vasus later also became children of Aditi, but twelve of these societal traits were -
Mitra                 Those who have brotherhood for another.
Aryaman            Those who are Noble and make Peace.
Bhaga                Those who seek out wisdom.
Varuna               Those who have wonder. 
Daksa                 Those with Joy and Merriment.
Tvastr                 Those who are creative.
Pusan                 Those who have civility.
Savitr                  Those who are the friends of life.
Indra                   Those who are brave and valiant.
Vishnu                Those who save others.
          Eventually a few more were added to the thirty three Gods, such as Pajapati, who is the Master of Beasts, symbolizing those Shamans who are one with the forest and it's life.  Some Adityas were also added to coincide with the months of the year.  Later some of the Adityas also received elemental traits or powers also, as the stories around these characters started to bloom and be told in different ways.  However this is how the first thirty three Gods in human history came to be!
          Most will find it hard to accept the truth, that this is the first and most true form of religion, as well as the source of all religions, theology and philosophy.  I will now list how these thirty three Gods are the source of all world religions and have merly evolved into all religions as these stories traveled to different cultures and languages.
Dyaus became Deus, Zeus, Osiris, (Deus-Pater or Ju-piter), Ziu, Tyr, etc.
Shiva became Shivaya, Eiyia, Yah, (the word Yashiva), YHVH, Jehovah, Saba, Sheba, etc.
Soma became Suen, Sin, Nanna (after the Akkadian conqure), Ale, Illah, Allah, etc.
Brahman became Ahman, Amen, Amen Ra, etc.
Atma became Adon, Adonis, Adoni, Adam, Attis, etc.
Mitra became Mithra, Mithras, etc.
Varuna became Oannus, Adapa, Uranus, Ormazd, Aura Mazda, etc.
Aditi became Inanna, Ishtar, Cybele, Ceres etc.
          So there is not a single world Religion that has not branched out from the original Magi of Vedic Hinduism and the philosophy of the Upanishads, including all three major Monotheistic faiths.  That philosophy all began as an introspection of our Eternal being and the senses, traits and archetypes which effect us.

This Knowledge passed down through the Ages
          Even after the Sages of the Upanishads started talking in the language of religion a man named Sandilya said, "He whose creation is this universe, who cherishes all desires, who contains all odours, who is endowed with all tastes, who embraces all this, who never speaks and who is without longing—He is my Self within the heart, He is that Brahman. When I shall have departed hence I shall certainly reach Him: one who has this faith and has no doubt will certainly attain to that Godhead."  (Chandogya Upanishad)
          The author of some of the Psalms known as Asaph, wrote "I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High."  (Psalms 82:6)
          It is therefore clear that Asaph had been initiated in the mystery of the source of Religion, even though he was among a highly religious and strict people; a people who had taken Shiva or the ideal self out of context and were calling this character by the name YHVH.
          Jesus Christ also was apperently initiated as he repeated this saying, "Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?"  (John 10:34)
          It is interesting to note that Jesus only claimed to teach people to become the Sons of God, but the movement proclaimed him to be the only Son of God.  It is clear that Jesus must have been privy to the fact that Gods merely began as descriptions of ourselves and that our Eternal self or the Atma is God.
          Somehow this knowledge made it into the fraternities of Europe and all the way to Joseph Smith.  Joseph Smith said, "The mind or the intelligence which man possesses is co-equal [co-eternal] with God himself."
          With this one statement Joseph Smith disenfranchized almost all the rest of Mormon theology and cosmology.  We do not need to "become" Gods when our mind is co-equal with God already.  With this concept we merely have to awake.  Joseph Smith did not take this thought to all it's logical conclusions as he had already told the people that they would kill him if he revealed the truth.  The truth is that we are the Gods, and that the dawn of religion was merely an introspection of man on his Eternal nature.
          Furthermore Brigham Young said that Joseph Smith had told him that Adam was God, this is also a very interesting fact when we learn that the source of the name Adam comes from Atma, or the Self in sanskrite.  This is why Joseph told Brigham that we must all become Adam in the Endowment.  With this added evidence it is almost certain that Joseph Smith somehow understood the Vedic roots of religion and that we ourselves are the Gods, or that the Gods came from considering the traits and concepts within us.
          Those in the know, have always known and passed down the knowledge that our Eternal being is the only God that has been observed and that all other Gods are the archetypes and traits that we posses; and that this line of thought is the source of all Religions.

Moving Forward to a Modern Restoration
          When I was young a friend named WiL and I started a movement called Veritanism.  For those who have been connected to it, it is admitedly one of the most original and unique philosophical movements.  Started by a bunch of Mormon kids trying to expand beyond their reality, I will explain how it is a direct restoration of Vedic knowledge.
          It all started in 1999, when I was staring into a candle flame, suddenly it turned green and I was taken into the flame as in a vision.  I saw what can only be described as seeing more worlds and lives than I can comprehend or remember; I was returned to my room with the candle a changed man!  This vision distilled in me the unshakable belief that everything is infinite.  I soon met WiL when I moved to Provo Utah, and he described to me a dream he had about creating a world.  We pondered upon these dreams and realized not only that we are Eternal beings, but also that we must also be connected in a subconscious mental network that we called the "Meta."
          Soon after the beginning of the movement I started having dreams where I was in caves and men in robes called Magi were helping my friends and I escape.  We all awoke with different senses and there were ultimately five of us.  Han, Dro, Amid, Hev, Nog.  I (Han) was the sense of Sight and Dro was the sense of Hearing.  After we had awoken from seeming nothingness, the Magi began to explain the senses and why they meant that we truely existed.
          Through a course of events we were traveling through the caves and heard of beings called Titans, there were eight Titans and were all beings who exemplified the Elements!
          I eventually escaped the caves and went into space with the Titans on their ship.  I met and fell in love with a girl named Canati, and we were initiated and Sealed by these beings in Space.  We finally had a kiss of true Love and suddenly life burst into existence all around us bringing life to a dead moon.
          This whole course of events known as Veritanism left a huge impression upon I and others, although looking back at it there is something very interesting to note.  It exactly follows the progression of the ancient Magi who first created Religion!
          Through a vision I first discover that everything is truly infinite.  I reason that I am an infinite being seeing that I am actually experiencing this moment.  WiL and I discuss this and conclude that there is a mental network of infinite minds called the Meta.  I have a dream where Magi teach us about the Senses and where each of us is a personification of one of the senses!  I then meet beings called Titans who are personifications of the elements.  I then finally fall in love, in essense meeting the Goddess.  This seems to be an exact reinvention of the rise of Religion, and yet it seems to be original, and to have happened to us in a brand new and organic way.  Which is why I believe Veritanism is possibly the most important movement since the rise of the Vedic Sages themselves.
          Here is some of the Veritan terminology alongside some of the Vedic terminology.
Atma               Experiencing Being
Brahman         Meta
Shiva               God
Vamadeva        Han
Aghora             Dro
Tatpurusa         Amid
Satyojata          Hev
Isana                Nog
Savitr               Canada
Prthivi              Nebo
Agni                 Luz
Antariksa          Eldrid
Jal                     Bensidon
Vasus               Titans
          I also had an experience where I experienced the segmentation of perception, meaning that it felt like being a new being every moment.  I have suggested that these are particles of experiencing being flowing through me.  I have also believed that it is the segmentation of experience input into the same Eternal being; whichever it is, it had a very non-localizing effect on my consciousness, where I had no attachment or expectations.  Moksha or liberation became an important part of Vedic religion much later, but it is hard not to imagine that I am flying through the history of philosophy and thought with all my experiences.
          I have traveled through many religions, pagan and orthodox, trying to find the final piece which is the personification of Societal principles.  I believe I have finally found the most important component of it again hidden in the work of Joseph Smith.  Dusty it has not even been discussed since his day.  It is the brotherhood and love which was expressed in the School of the Prophets.  I have distilled and revealed what I feel was important about those rites and relationships and have placed them in a document called the Second Endowment.
          The Mormons and Jews are always looking for Elijah to come, and he is said to turn the hearts of the children to the fathers.  What greater manifestation of turning the hearts of the children to the fathers could be witnessed than a man experiencing the whole of human religion and philosophy?  I give this knowledge to you in three bodies of text.  The Saba Kitab, the Second Endowment, and Voyage of the Titans.  When I have given it, my work shall be done.

Sincerely Samuel Warren Shaffer

 










Introduction to the Saba Kitab
by Samuel Warren Shaffer

The Source of Gods
          In the beginning of human religion there was a group of wismen, known as Magi, Sages etc.  Today we know them as Shamans, Prophets, Seers, and Artists.  The true beginning of their experiences and methods is not perfectly known, but their legacy has been passed on.  These wisemen had divine experiences, they saw many worlds and comprehended the infinite nature and connectedness of all things.  While contemplating the fact that they themselves were experiencing, they also comprehended that they themselves are infinite beings, never having been created, and never being able to be destroyed.  They began to discuss these truths among themselves and tried to explain ineffable experiences with words.  It was this first generation of philosophers who began the initiations that eventually evolved into the Upanishads.
          At this point no God or deity had ever been thought of, invented or witnessed.  As these philosophers looked within themselves introspectively to explain what it means to be an experiencing being, they discussed how something like that which experiences cannot be created or destroyed.  - Seeing as it now exists and the mechanism which allows it's principle to experience must under the same circumstances allow experiencing again and therefore it cannot be created or destroyed.  They reasoned that this must also be why we can imagine and sometimes even see other worlds and realities.  They called this Eternal self the -
Atma
          They philosophied that if our Atma or experiencing self is Eternal and never had a beginning and never will have an end, then it must also have already advanced to a state of being one with all things, having experienced all things.  Furthermore it must also be connected with other Atma in a web or ocean.  This then explained the divine experiences that these wisemen had experienced while in altered states and when seeing visions of other worlds or having the inspiration of creativity.  They called this network of experiencing beings -
Brahman
           Next these philosophers discussed that which allows us to experience the world around us, which are the five senses.  They discussed how these five senses are a constant witness that we actually exist, even to those who are not self-aware.  If the Atma is asleep or in a state of not being self aware, then it is these senses that awake it to it's own reality.  The source of these senses was also discussed as it seems that in the external world sensory input comes from without and in the internal world it seems to come from within; as anything which you experience is already within you.  These five senses were listed by them as -
Vamadeva        Sight
Aghora             Hearing
Tatpurusa        Smell
Satyojata          Taste
Isana                Touch
          These philosophers then anthropamorphized these senses discussing how these senses effect our mind in different ways, and how each sense has a personality of sorts.  Vamadeva means "pleasant God", because as we see the world it brings us the largest sense of pleasantness in the form of beauty.  Aghora means "not terrible" as hearing generally gave one a sense of stillness and was the means by which to hear music.  Tatpurusa means "that person" as often we can smell others, but smell also brings back childhood memories.  Satyojata means "born at once" as taste is an immediate sensation, and a kiss of true love makes us as though born again.  Isana means "ruler" as touch effects us the most.
          Once these philosophers identified these senses as various aspects of our being, they then started contemplating divisions within our mind, and also divisions that these various senses begin to naturally make upon our psyche.  These wisemen also began telling stories and allagories that anthropamporphized these as well.  These are the five states of mind that they identified -
Ananda             Bliss 
Vijnana             Knowledge
Manas              Thought 
Prana                Breath
Vac                   Speech
          Bliss is caused by touch, knowledge is caused by sight, thought is caused by hearing, breath is an aspect of smell and speech is associated with taste because it also utilizes the tongue.  These are also very important states of mind and worthy of being anthropamorphized in allegory.  Thought which is called Manas, is the voice that is within our mind; it is both the source of what many think is revelation as well as the source of a lot of suffering as it is sometimes difficult to silence.  Breath on the other hand is a state associated with meditation and with stillness of the mind.  These wisemen reasoned that if the Atma is what we are and these senses are attempts to make it back to perfection.  They called this perfection -
Shiva
          These five states of mind therefore became known as five names of Shiva, seeing as he is symbolic of the perfect man or Heavenly father that is part of our Eternal being.
          These are the first Thirteen of the first thirty three deities in human history.  The thirty three deities of the Rig Veda are the oldest Gods in existence.  I have explained how the first thirteen came into existence and I will explain the source of the others also.  These allagories about the inner self took a turn toward starting our first perceptions of Gods when these same philosophers started thinking about the effects of nature upon our inner mind also.  They began to think about the effects of the basic elements upon us and they started anthropamporphizing what has become known as the eight Vasus, which can vary in number from time to time.  Nine of them are -
Prthivi               Earth
Agni                  Fire
Antariksa          Space
Jal                     Water
Vayu                 Wind
Dyaus                Sky
Surya                 Sun
Nakṣatra            Stars
Soma                 Moon
          After identifying the Eternal self, the five senses of this body, five inner states of being, the network of mind, ideal man, and eight elements which effect our mind; the wisemen started identifying apects of culture and society.  Now these aspects of the human condition when anthropamorphized were not only easy to see in others, but also easy to make stories about as actual characters.  So this is when the slippery slope began to slide towards religion and away from the original philosophy for which it was intended.  This is when the Twelve children of Aditi came to be.  Some of the Vasus later also became children of Aditi, but twelve of these societal traits were -
Mitra                 Those who have brotherhood for another.
Aryaman            Those who are Noble and make Peace.
Bhaga                Those who seek out wisdom.
Varuna               Those who have wonder. 
Daksa                 Those with Joy and Merriment.
Tvastr                 Those who are creative.
Pusan                 Those who have civility.
Savitr                  Those who are the friends of life.
Indra                   Those who are brave and valiant.
Vishnu                Those who save others.
          Eventually a few more were added to the thirty three Gods, such as Pajapati, who is the Master of Beasts, symbolizing those Shamans who are one with the forest and it's life.  Some Adityas were also added to coincide with the months of the year.  Later some of the Adityas also received elemental traits or powers also, as the stories around these characters started to bloom and be told in different ways.  However this is how the first thirty three Gods in human history came to be!
          Most will find it hard to accept the truth, that this is the first and most true form of religion, as well as the source of all religions, theology and philosophy.  I will now list how these thirty three Gods are the source of all world religions and have merly evolved into all religions as these stories traveled to different cultures and languages.
Dyaus became Deus, Zeus, Osiris, (Deus-Pater or Ju-piter), Ziu, Tyr, etc.
Shiva became Shivaya, Eiyia, Yah, (the word Yashiva), YHVH, Jehovah, Saba, Sheba, etc.
Soma became Suen, Sin, Nanna (after the Akkadian conqure), Ale, Illah, Allah, etc.
Brahman became Ahman, Amen, Amen Ra, etc.
Atma became Adon, Adonis, Adoni, Adam, Attis, etc.
Mitra became Mithra, Mithras, etc.
Varuna became Oannus, Adapa, Uranus, Ormazd, Aura Mazda, etc.
Aditi became Inanna, Ishtar, Cybele, Ceres etc.
          So there is not a single world Religion that has not branched out from the original Magi of Vedic Hinduism and the philosophy of the Upanishads, including all three major Monotheistic faiths.  That philosophy all began as an introspection of our Eternal being and the senses, traits and archetypes which effect us.

This Knowledge passed down through the Ages
          Even after the Sages of the Upanishads started talking in the language of religion a man named Sandilya said, "He whose creation is this universe, who cherishes all desires, who contains all odours, who is endowed with all tastes, who embraces all this, who never speaks and who is without longing—He is my Self within the heart, He is that Brahman. When I shall have departed hence I shall certainly reach Him: one who has this faith and has no doubt will certainly attain to that Godhead."  (Chandogya Upanishad)
          The author of some of the Psalms known as Asaph, wrote "I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High."  (Psalms 82:6)
          It is therefore clear that Asaph had been initiated in the mystery of the source of Religion, even though he was among a highly religious and strict people; a people who had taken Shiva or the ideal self out of context and were calling this character by the name YHVH.
          Jesus Christ also was apperently initiated as he repeated this saying, "Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?"  (John 10:34)
          It is interesting to note that Jesus only claimed to teach people to become the Sons of God, but the movement proclaimed him to be the only Son of God.  It is clear that Jesus must have been privy to the fact that Gods merely began as descriptions of ourselves and that our Eternal self or the Atma is God.
          Somehow this knowledge made it into the fraternities of Europe and all the way to Joseph Smith.  Joseph Smith said, "The mind or the intelligence which man possesses is co-equal [co-eternal] with God himself."
          With this one statement Joseph Smith disenfranchized almost all the rest of Mormon theology and cosmology.  We do not need to "become" Gods when our mind is co-equal with God already.  With this concept we merely have to awake.  Joseph Smith did not take this thought to all it's logical conclusions as he had already told the people that they would kill him if he revealed the truth.  The truth is that we are the Gods, and that the dawn of religion was merely an introspection of man on his Eternal nature.
          Furthermore Brigham Young said that Joseph Smith had told him that Adam was God, this is also a very interesting fact when we learn that the source of the name Adam comes from Atma, or the Self in sanskrite.  This is why Joseph told Brigham that we must all become Adam in the Endowment.  With this added evidence it is almost certain that Joseph Smith somehow understood the Vedic roots of religion and that we ourselves are the Gods, or that the Gods came from considering the traits and concepts within us.
          Those in the know, have always known and passed down the knowledge that our Eternal being is the only God that has been observed and that all other Gods are the archetypes and traits that we posses; and that this line of thought is the source of all Religions.

Moving Forward to a Modern Restoration
          When I was young a friend named WiL and I started a movement called Veritanism.  For those who have been connected to it, it is admitedly one of the most original and unique philosophical movements.  Started by a bunch of Mormon kids trying to expand beyond their reality, I will explain how it is a direct restoration of Vedic knowledge.
          It all started in 1999, when I was staring into a candle flame, suddenly it turned green and I was taken into the flame as in a vision.  I saw what can only be described as seeing more worlds and lives than I can comprehend or remember; I was returned to my room with the candle a changed man!  This vision distilled in me the unshakable belief that everything is infinite.  I soon met WiL when I moved to Provo Utah, and he described to me a dream he had about creating a world.  We pondered upon these dreams and realized not only that we are Eternal beings, but also that we must also be connected in a subconscious mental network that we called the "Meta."
          Soon after the beginning of the movement I started having dreams where I was in caves and men in robes called Magi were helping my friends and I escape.  We all awoke with different senses and there were ultimately five of us.  Han, Dro, Amid, Hev, Nog.  I (Han) was the sense of Sight and Dro was the sense of Hearing.  After we had awoken from seeming nothingness, the Magi began to explain the senses and why they meant that we truely existed.
          Through a course of events we were traveling through the caves and heard of beings called Titans, there were eight Titans and were all beings who exemplified the Elements!
          I eventually escaped the caves and went into space with the Titans on their ship.  I met and fell in love with a girl named Canati, and we were initiated and Sealed by these beings in Space.  We finally had a kiss of true Love and suddenly life burst into existence all around us bringing life to a dead moon.
          This whole course of events known as Veritanism left a huge impression upon I and others, although looking back at it there is something very interesting to note.  It exactly follows the progression of the ancient Magi who first created Religion!
          Through a vision I first discover that everything is truly infinite.  I reason that I am an infinite being seeing that I am actually experiencing this moment.  WiL and I discuss this and conclude that there is a mental network of infinite minds called the Meta.  I have a dream where Magi teach us about the Senses and where each of us is a personification of one of the senses!  I then meet beings called Titans who are personifications of the elements.  I then finally fall in love, in essense meeting the Goddess.  This seems to be an exact reinvention of the rise of Religion, and yet it seems to be original, and to have happened to us in a brand new and organic way.  Which is why I believe Veritanism is possibly the most important movement since the rise of the Vedic Sages themselves.
          Here is some of the Veritan terminology alongside some of the Vedic terminology.
Atma               Experiencing Being
Brahman         Meta
Shiva               God
Vamadeva        Han
Aghora             Dro
Tatpurusa         Amid
Satyojata          Hev
Isana                Nog
Savitr               Canada
Prthivi              Nebo
Agni                 Luz
Antariksa          Eldrid
Jal                     Bensidon
Vasus               Titans
          I also had an experience where I experienced the segmentation of perception, meaning that it felt like being a new being every moment.  I have suggested that these are particles of experiencing being flowing through me.  I have also believed that it is the segmentation of experience input into the same Eternal being; whichever it is, it had a very non-localizing effect on my consciousness, where I had no attachment or expectations.  Moksha or liberation became an important part of Vedic religion much later, but it is hard not to imagine that I am flying through the history of philosophy and thought with all my experiences.
          I have traveled through many religions, pagan and orthodox, trying to find the final piece which is the personification of Societal principles.  I believe I have finally found the most important component of it again hidden in the work of Joseph Smith.  Dusty it has not even been discussed since his day.  It is the brotherhood and love which was expressed in the School of the Prophets.  I have distilled and revealed what I feel was important about those rites and relationships and have placed them in a document called the Second Endowment.
          The Mormons and Jews are always looking for Elijah to come, and he is said to turn the hearts of the children to the fathers.  What greater manifestation of turning the hearts of the children to the fathers could be witnessed than a man experiencing the whole of human religion and philosophy?  I give this knowledge to you in three bodies of text.  The Saba Kitab, the Second Endowment, and Voyage of the Titans.  When I have given it, my work shall be done.

Sincerely Samuel Warren Shaffer

 









Introduction to the Saba Kitab


Introduction to the Saba Kitabby Samuel Warren Shaffer
The Source of Gods          In the beginning of human religion there was a group of wismen, known as Magi, Sages etc.  Today we know them as Shamans, Prophets, Seers, and Artists.  The true beginning of their experiences and methods is not perfectly known, but their legacy has been passed on.  These wisemen had divine experiences, they saw many worlds and comprehended the infinite nature and connectedness of all things.  While contemplating the fact that they themselves were experiencing, they also comprehended that they themselves are infinite beings, never having been created, and never being able to be destroyed.  They began to discuss these truths among themselves and tried to explain ineffable experiences with words.  It was this first generation of philosophers who began the initiations that eventually evolved into the Upanishads.          At this point no God or deity had ever been thought of, invented or witnessed.  As these philosophers looked within themselves introspectively to explain what it means to be an experiencing being, they discussed how something like that which experiences cannot be created or destroyed.  - Seeing as it now exists and the mechanism which allows it's principle to experience must under the same circumstances allow experiencing again and therefore it cannot be created or destroyed.  They reasoned that this must also be why we can imagine and sometimes even see other worlds and realities.  They called this Eternal self the -Atma          They philosophied that if our Atma or experiencing self is Eternal and never had a beginning and never will have an end, then it must also have already advanced to a state of being one with all things, having experienced all things.  Furthermore it must also be connected with other Atma in a web or ocean.  This then explained the divine experiences that these wisemen had experienced while in altered states and when seeing visions of other worlds or having the inspiration of creativity.  They called this network of experiencing beings -Brahman           Next these philosophers discussed that which allows us to experience the world around us, which are the five senses.  They discussed how these five senses are a constant witness that we actually exist, even to those who are not self-aware.  If the Atma is asleep or in a state of not being self aware, then it is these senses that awake it to it's own reality.  The source of these senses was also discussed as it seems that in the external world sensory input comes from without and in the internal world it seems to come from within; as anything which you experience is already within you.  These five senses were listed by them as -Vamadeva        SightAghora             HearingTatpurusa        SmellSatyojata          TasteIsana                Touch          These philosophers then anthropamorphized these senses discussing how these senses effect our mind in different ways, and how each sense has a personality of sorts.  Vamadeva means "pleasant God", because as we see the world it brings us the largest sense of pleasantness in the form of beauty.  Aghora means "not terrible" as hearing generally gave one a sense of stillness and was the means by which to hear music.  Tatpurusa means "that person" as often we can smell others, but smell also brings back childhood memories.  Satyojata means "born at once" as taste is an immediate sensation, and a kiss of true love makes us as though born again.  Isana means "ruler" as touch effects us the most.          Once these philosophers identified these senses as various aspects of our being, they then started contemplating divisions within our mind, and also divisions that these various senses begin to naturally make upon our psyche.  These wisemen also began telling stories and allagories that anthropamporphized these as well.  These are the five states of mind that they identified -Ananda             Bliss Vijnana             KnowledgeManas              Thought Prana                BreathVac                   Speech          Bliss is caused by touch, knowledge is caused by sight, thought is caused by hearing, breath is an aspect of smell and speech is associated with taste because it also utilizes the tongue.  These are also very important states of mind and worthy of being anthropamorphized in allegory.  Thought which is called Manas, is the voice that is within our mind; it is both the source of what many think is revelation as well as the source of a lot of suffering as it is sometimes difficult to silence.  Breath on the other hand is a state associated with meditation and with stillness of the mind.  These wisemen reasoned that if the Atma is what we are and these senses are attempts to make it back to perfection.  They called this perfection -Shiva          These five states of mind therefore became known as five names of Shiva, seeing as he is symbolic of the perfect man or Heavenly father that is part of our Eternal being.          These are the first Thirteen of the first thirty three deities in human history.  The thirty three deities of the Rig Veda are the oldest Gods in existence.  I have explained how the first thirteen came into existence and I will explain the source of the others also.  These allagories about the inner self took a turn toward starting our first perceptions of Gods when these same philosophers started thinking about the effects of nature upon our inner mind also.  They began to think about the effects of the basic elements upon us and they started anthropamporphizing what has become known as the eight Vasus, which can vary in number from time to time.  Nine of them are -Prthivi               EarthAgni                  FireAntariksa          SpaceJal                     WaterVayu                 WindDyaus                SkySurya                 SunNakṣatra            StarsSoma                 Moon          After identifying the Eternal self, the five senses of this body, five inner states of being, the network of mind, ideal man, and eight elements which effect our mind; the wisemen started identifying apects of culture and society.  Now these aspects of the human condition when anthropamorphized were not only easy to see in others, but also easy to make stories about as actual characters.  So this is when the slippery slope began to slide towards religion and away from the original philosophy for which it was intended.  This is when the Twelve children of Aditi came to be.  Some of the Vasus later also became children of Aditi, but twelve of these societal traits were -Mitra                 Those who have brotherhood for another.Aryaman            Those who are Noble and make Peace.Bhaga                Those who seek out wisdom.Varuna               Those who have wonder. Daksa                 Those with Joy and Merriment.Tvastr                 Those who are creative.Pusan                 Those who have civility.Savitr                  Those who are the friends of life.Indra                   Those who are brave and valiant.Vishnu                Those who save others.          Eventually a few more were added to the thirty three Gods, such as Pajapati, who is the Master of Beasts, symbolizing those Shamans who are one with the forest and it's life.  Some Adityas were also added to coincide with the months of the year.  Later some of the Adityas also received elemental traits or powers also, as the stories around these characters started to bloom and be told in different ways.  However this is how the first thirty three Gods in human history came to be!          Most will find it hard to accept the truth, that this is the first and most true form of religion, as well as the source of all religions, theology and philosophy.  I will now list how these thirty three Gods are the source of all world religions and have merly evolved into all religions as these stories traveled to different cultures and languages.Dyaus became Deus, Zeus, Osiris, (Deus-Pater or Ju-piter), Ziu, Tyr, etc.Shiva became Shivaya, Eiyia, Yah, (the word Yashiva), YHVH, Jehovah, Saba, Sheba, etc.Soma became Suen, Sin, Nanna (after the Akkadian conqure), Ale, Illah, Allah, etc.Brahman became Ahman, Amen, Amen Ra, etc.Atma became Adon, Adonis, Adoni, Adam, Attis, etc.Mitra became Mithra, Mithras, etc.Varuna became Oannus, Adapa, Uranus, Ormazd, Aura Mazda, etc.Aditi became Inanna, Ishtar, Cybele, Ceres etc.          So there is not a single world Religion that has not branched out from the original Magi of Vedic Hinduism and the philosophy of the Upanishads, including all three major Monotheistic faiths.  That philosophy all began as an introspection of our Eternal being and the senses, traits and archetypes which effect us.
This Knowledge passed down through the Ages          Even after the Sages of the Upanishads started talking in the language of religion a man named Sandilya said, "He whose creation is this universe, who cherishes all desires, who contains all odours, who is endowed with all tastes, who embraces all this, who never speaks and who is without longing—He is my Self within the heart, He is that Brahman. When I shall have departed hence I shall certainly reach Him: one who has this faith and has no doubt will certainly attain to that Godhead."  (Chandogya Upanishad)          The author of some of the Psalms known as Asaph, wrote "I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High."  (Psalms 82:6)          It is therefore clear that Asaph had been initiated in the mystery of the source of Religion, even though he was among a highly religious and strict people; a people who had taken Shiva or the ideal self out of context and were calling this character by the name YHVH.          Jesus Christ also was apperently initiated as he repeated this saying, "Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?"  (John 10:34)          It is interesting to note that Jesus only claimed to teach people to become the Sons of God, but the movement proclaimed him to be the only Son of God.  It is clear that Jesus must have been privy to the fact that Gods merely began as descriptions of ourselves and that our Eternal self or the Atma is God.          Somehow this knowledge made it into the fraternities of Europe and all the way to Joseph Smith.  Joseph Smith said, "The mind or the intelligence which man possesses is co-equal [co-eternal] with God himself."          With this one statement Joseph Smith disenfranchized almost all the rest of Mormon theology and cosmology.  We do not need to "become" Gods when our mind is co-equal with God already.  With this concept we merely have to awake.  Joseph Smith did not take this thought to all it's logical conclusions as he had already told the people that they would kill him if he revealed the truth.  The truth is that we are the Gods, and that the dawn of religion was merely an introspection of man on his Eternal nature.          Furthermore Brigham Young said that Joseph Smith had told him that Adam was God, this is also a very interesting fact when we learn that the source of the name Adam comes from Atma, or the Self in sanskrite.  This is why Joseph told Brigham that we must all become Adam in the Endowment.  With this added evidence it is almost certain that Joseph Smith somehow understood the Vedic roots of religion and that we ourselves are the Gods, or that the Gods came from considering the traits and concepts within us.          Those in the know, have always known and passed down the knowledge that our Eternal being is the only God that has been observed and that all other Gods are the archetypes and traits that we posses; and that this line of thought is the source of all Religions.
Moving Forward to a Modern Restoration          When I was young a friend named WiL and I started a movement called Veritanism.  For those who have been connected to it, it is admitedly one of the most original and unique philosophical movements.  Started by a bunch of Mormon kids trying to expand beyond their reality, I will explain how it is a direct restoration of Vedic knowledge.          It all started in 1999, when I was staring into a candle flame, suddenly it turned green and I was taken into the flame as in a vision.  I saw what can only be described as seeing more worlds and lives than I can comprehend or remember; I was returned to my room with the candle a changed man!  This vision distilled in me the unshakable belief that everything is infinite.  I soon met WiL when I moved to Provo Utah, and he described to me a dream he had about creating a world.  We pondered upon these dreams and realized not only that we are Eternal beings, but also that we must also be connected in a subconscious mental network that we called the "Meta."          Soon after the beginning of the movement I started having dreams where I was in caves and men in robes called Magi were helping my friends and I escape.  We all awoke with different senses and there were ultimately five of us.  Han, Dro, Amid, Hev, Nog.  I (Han) was the sense of Sight and Dro was the sense of Hearing.  After we had awoken from seeming nothingness, the Magi began to explain the senses and why they meant that we truely existed.          Through a course of events we were traveling through the caves and heard of beings called Titans, there were eight Titans and were all beings who exemplified the Elements!          I eventually escaped the caves and went into space with the Titans on their ship.  I met and fell in love with a girl named Canati, and we were initiated and Sealed by these beings in Space.  We finally had a kiss of true Love and suddenly life burst into existence all around us bringing life to a dead moon.          This whole course of events known as Veritanism left a huge impression upon I and others, although looking back at it there is something very interesting to note.  It exactly follows the progression of the ancient Magi who first created Religion!          Through a vision I first discover that everything is truly infinite.  I reason that I am an infinite being seeing that I am actually experiencing this moment.  WiL and I discuss this and conclude that there is a mental network of infinite minds called the Meta.  I have a dream where Magi teach us about the Senses and where each of us is a personification of one of the senses!  I then meet beings called Titans who are personifications of the elements.  I then finally fall in love, in essense meeting the Goddess.  This seems to be an exact reinvention of the rise of Religion, and yet it seems to be original, and to have happened to us in a brand new and organic way.  Which is why I believe Veritanism is possibly the most important movement since the rise of the Vedic Sages themselves.          Here is some of the Veritan terminology alongside some of the Vedic terminology.Atma               Experiencing BeingBrahman         MetaShiva               GodVamadeva        HanAghora             DroTatpurusa         AmidSatyojata          HevIsana                NogSavitr               CanadaPrthivi              NeboAgni                 LuzAntariksa          EldridJal                     BensidonVasus               Titans          I also had an experience where I experienced the segmentation of perception, meaning that it felt like being a new being every moment.  I have suggested that these are particles of experiencing being flowing through me.  I have also believed that it is the segmentation of experience input into the same Eternal being; whichever it is, it had a very non-localizing effect on my consciousness, where I had no attachment or expectations.  Moksha or liberation became an important part of Vedic religion much later, but it is hard not to imagine that I am flying through the history of philosophy and thought with all my experiences.          I have traveled through many religions, pagan and orthodox, trying to find the final piece which is the personification of Societal principles.  I believe I have finally found the most important component of it again hidden in the work of Joseph Smith.  Dusty it has not even been discussed since his day.  It is the brotherhood and love which was expressed in the School of the Prophets.  I have distilled and revealed what I feel was important about those rites and relationships and have placed them in a document called the Second Endowment.          The Mormons and Jews are always looking for Elijah to come, and he is said to turn the hearts of the children to the fathers.  What greater manifestation of turning the hearts of the children to the fathers could be witnessed than a man experiencing the whole of human religion and philosophy?  I give this knowledge to you in three bodies of text.  The Saba Kitab, the Second Endowment, and Voyage of the Titans.  When I have given it, my work shall be done.
Sincerely Samuel Warren Shaffer
 









Introduction to the Saba Kitabby Samuel Warren Shaffer
The Source of Gods          In the beginning of human religion there was a group of wismen, known as Magi, Sages etc.  Today we know them as Shamans, Prophets, Seers, and Artists.  The true beginning of their experiences and methods is not perfectly known, but their legacy has been passed on.  These wisemen had divine experiences, they saw many worlds and comprehended the infinite nature and connectedness of all things.  While contemplating the fact that they themselves were experiencing, they also comprehended that they themselves are infinite beings, never having been created, and never being able to be destroyed.  They began to discuss these truths among themselves and tried to explain ineffable experiences with words.  It was this first generation of philosophers who began the initiations that eventually evolved into the Upanishads.          At this point no God or deity had ever been thought of, invented or witnessed.  As these philosophers looked within themselves introspectively to explain what it means to be an experiencing being, they discussed how something like that which experiences cannot be created or destroyed.  - Seeing as it now exists and the mechanism which allows it's principle to experience must under the same circumstances allow experiencing again and therefore it cannot be created or destroyed.  They reasoned that this must also be why we can imagine and sometimes even see other worlds and realities.  They called this Eternal self the -Atma          They philosophied that if our Atma or experiencing self is Eternal and never had a beginning and never will have an end, then it must also have already advanced to a state of being one with all things, having experienced all things.  Furthermore it must also be connected with other Atma in a web or ocean.  This then explained the divine experiences that these wisemen had experienced while in altered states and when seeing visions of other worlds or having the inspiration of creativity.  They called this network of experiencing beings -Brahman           Next these philosophers discussed that which allows us to experience the world around us, which are the five senses.  They discussed how these five senses are a constant witness that we actually exist, even to those who are not self-aware.  If the Atma is asleep or in a state of not being self aware, then it is these senses that awake it to it's own reality.  The source of these senses was also discussed as it seems that in the external world sensory input comes from without and in the internal world it seems to come from within; as anything which you experience is already within you.  These five senses were listed by them as -Vamadeva        SightAghora             HearingTatpurusa        SmellSatyojata          TasteIsana                Touch          These philosophers then anthropamorphized these senses discussing how these senses effect our mind in different ways, and how each sense has a personality of sorts.  Vamadeva means "pleasant God", because as we see the world it brings us the largest sense of pleasantness in the form of beauty.  Aghora means "not terrible" as hearing generally gave one a sense of stillness and was the means by which to hear music.  Tatpurusa means "that person" as often we can smell others, but smell also brings back childhood memories.  Satyojata means "born at once" as taste is an immediate sensation, and a kiss of true love makes us as though born again.  Isana means "ruler" as touch effects us the most.          Once these philosophers identified these senses as various aspects of our being, they then started contemplating divisions within our mind, and also divisions that these various senses begin to naturally make upon our psyche.  These wisemen also began telling stories and allagories that anthropamporphized these as well.  These are the five states of mind that they identified -Ananda             Bliss Vijnana             KnowledgeManas              Thought Prana                BreathVac                   Speech          Bliss is caused by touch, knowledge is caused by sight, thought is caused by hearing, breath is an aspect of smell and speech is associated with taste because it also utilizes the tongue.  These are also very important states of mind and worthy of being anthropamorphized in allegory.  Thought which is called Manas, is the voice that is within our mind; it is both the source of what many think is revelation as well as the source of a lot of suffering as it is sometimes difficult to silence.  Breath on the other hand is a state associated with meditation and with stillness of the mind.  These wisemen reasoned that if the Atma is what we are and these senses are attempts to make it back to perfection.  They called this perfection -Shiva          These five states of mind therefore became known as five names of Shiva, seeing as he is symbolic of the perfect man or Heavenly father that is part of our Eternal being.          These are the first Thirteen of the first thirty three deities in human history.  The thirty three deities of the Rig Veda are the oldest Gods in existence.  I have explained how the first thirteen came into existence and I will explain the source of the others also.  These allagories about the inner self took a turn toward starting our first perceptions of Gods when these same philosophers started thinking about the effects of nature upon our inner mind also.  They began to think about the effects of the basic elements upon us and they started anthropamporphizing what has become known as the eight Vasus, which can vary in number from time to time.  Nine of them are -Prthivi               EarthAgni                  FireAntariksa          SpaceJal                     WaterVayu                 WindDyaus                SkySurya                 SunNakṣatra            StarsSoma                 Moon          After identifying the Eternal self, the five senses of this body, five inner states of being, the network of mind, ideal man, and eight elements which effect our mind; the wisemen started identifying apects of culture and society.  Now these aspects of the human condition when anthropamorphized were not only easy to see in others, but also easy to make stories about as actual characters.  So this is when the slippery slope began to slide towards religion and away from the original philosophy for which it was intended.  This is when the Twelve children of Aditi came to be.  Some of the Vasus later also became children of Aditi, but twelve of these societal traits were -Mitra                 Those who have brotherhood for another.Aryaman            Those who are Noble and make Peace.Bhaga                Those who seek out wisdom.Varuna               Those who have wonder. Daksa                 Those with Joy and Merriment.Tvastr                 Those who are creative.Pusan                 Those who have civility.Savitr                  Those who are the friends of life.Indra                   Those who are brave and valiant.Vishnu                Those who save others.          Eventually a few more were added to the thirty three Gods, such as Pajapati, who is the Master of Beasts, symbolizing those Shamans who are one with the forest and it's life.  Some Adityas were also added to coincide with the months of the year.  Later some of the Adityas also received elemental traits or powers also, as the stories around these characters started to bloom and be told in different ways.  However this is how the first thirty three Gods in human history came to be!          Most will find it hard to accept the truth, that this is the first and most true form of religion, as well as the source of all religions, theology and philosophy.  I will now list how these thirty three Gods are the source of all world religions and have merly evolved into all religions as these stories traveled to different cultures and languages.Dyaus became Deus, Zeus, Osiris, (Deus-Pater or Ju-piter), Ziu, Tyr, etc.Shiva became Shivaya, Eiyia, Yah, (the word Yashiva), YHVH, Jehovah, Saba, Sheba, etc.Soma became Suen, Sin, Nanna (after the Akkadian conqure), Ale, Illah, Allah, etc.Brahman became Ahman, Amen, Amen Ra, etc.Atma became Adon, Adonis, Adoni, Adam, Attis, etc.Mitra became Mithra, Mithras, etc.Varuna became Oannus, Adapa, Uranus, Ormazd, Aura Mazda, etc.Aditi became Inanna, Ishtar, Cybele, Ceres etc.          So there is not a single world Religion that has not branched out from the original Magi of Vedic Hinduism and the philosophy of the Upanishads, including all three major Monotheistic faiths.  That philosophy all began as an introspection of our Eternal being and the senses, traits and archetypes which effect us.
This Knowledge passed down through the Ages          Even after the Sages of the Upanishads started talking in the language of religion a man named Sandilya said, "He whose creation is this universe, who cherishes all desires, who contains all odours, who is endowed with all tastes, who embraces all this, who never speaks and who is without longing—He is my Self within the heart, He is that Brahman. When I shall have departed hence I shall certainly reach Him: one who has this faith and has no doubt will certainly attain to that Godhead."  (Chandogya Upanishad)          The author of some of the Psalms known as Asaph, wrote "I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High."  (Psalms 82:6)          It is therefore clear that Asaph had been initiated in the mystery of the source of Religion, even though he was among a highly religious and strict people; a people who had taken Shiva or the ideal self out of context and were calling this character by the name YHVH.          Jesus Christ also was apperently initiated as he repeated this saying, "Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?"  (John 10:34)          It is interesting to note that Jesus only claimed to teach people to become the Sons of God, but the movement proclaimed him to be the only Son of God.  It is clear that Jesus must have been privy to the fact that Gods merely began as descriptions of ourselves and that our Eternal self or the Atma is God.          Somehow this knowledge made it into the fraternities of Europe and all the way to Joseph Smith.  Joseph Smith said, "The mind or the intelligence which man possesses is co-equal [co-eternal] with God himself."          With this one statement Joseph Smith disenfranchized almost all the rest of Mormon theology and cosmology.  We do not need to "become" Gods when our mind is co-equal with God already.  With this concept we merely have to awake.  Joseph Smith did not take this thought to all it's logical conclusions as he had already told the people that they would kill him if he revealed the truth.  The truth is that we are the Gods, and that the dawn of religion was merely an introspection of man on his Eternal nature.          Furthermore Brigham Young said that Joseph Smith had told him that Adam was God, this is also a very interesting fact when we learn that the source of the name Adam comes from Atma, or the Self in sanskrite.  This is why Joseph told Brigham that we must all become Adam in the Endowment.  With this added evidence it is almost certain that Joseph Smith somehow understood the Vedic roots of religion and that we ourselves are the Gods, or that the Gods came from considering the traits and concepts within us.          Those in the know, have always known and passed down the knowledge that our Eternal being is the only God that has been observed and that all other Gods are the archetypes and traits that we posses; and that this line of thought is the source of all Religions.
Moving Forward to a Modern Restoration          When I was young a friend named WiL and I started a movement called Veritanism.  For those who have been connected to it, it is admitedly one of the most original and unique philosophical movements.  Started by a bunch of Mormon kids trying to expand beyond their reality, I will explain how it is a direct restoration of Vedic knowledge.          It all started in 1999, when I was staring into a candle flame, suddenly it turned green and I was taken into the flame as in a vision.  I saw what can only be described as seeing more worlds and lives than I can comprehend or remember; I was returned to my room with the candle a changed man!  This vision distilled in me the unshakable belief that everything is infinite.  I soon met WiL when I moved to Provo Utah, and he described to me a dream he had about creating a world.  We pondered upon these dreams and realized not only that we are Eternal beings, but also that we must also be connected in a subconscious mental network that we called the "Meta."          Soon after the beginning of the movement I started having dreams where I was in caves and men in robes called Magi were helping my friends and I escape.  We all awoke with different senses and there were ultimately five of us.  Han, Dro, Amid, Hev, Nog.  I (Han) was the sense of Sight and Dro was the sense of Hearing.  After we had awoken from seeming nothingness, the Magi began to explain the senses and why they meant that we truely existed.          Through a course of events we were traveling through the caves and heard of beings called Titans, there were eight Titans and were all beings who exemplified the Elements!          I eventually escaped the caves and went into space with the Titans on their ship.  I met and fell in love with a girl named Canati, and we were initiated and Sealed by these beings in Space.  We finally had a kiss of true Love and suddenly life burst into existence all around us bringing life to a dead moon.          This whole course of events known as Veritanism left a huge impression upon I and others, although looking back at it there is something very interesting to note.  It exactly follows the progression of the ancient Magi who first created Religion!          Through a vision I first discover that everything is truly infinite.  I reason that I am an infinite being seeing that I am actually experiencing this moment.  WiL and I discuss this and conclude that there is a mental network of infinite minds called the Meta.  I have a dream where Magi teach us about the Senses and where each of us is a personification of one of the senses!  I then meet beings called Titans who are personifications of the elements.  I then finally fall in love, in essense meeting the Goddess.  This seems to be an exact reinvention of the rise of Religion, and yet it seems to be original, and to have happened to us in a brand new and organic way.  Which is why I believe Veritanism is possibly the most important movement since the rise of the Vedic Sages themselves.          Here is some of the Veritan terminology alongside some of the Vedic terminology.Atma               Experiencing BeingBrahman         MetaShiva               GodVamadeva        HanAghora             DroTatpurusa         AmidSatyojata          HevIsana                NogSavitr               CanadaPrthivi              NeboAgni                 LuzAntariksa          EldridJal                     BensidonVasus               Titans          I also had an experience where I experienced the segmentation of perception, meaning that it felt like being a new being every moment.  I have suggested that these are particles of experiencing being flowing through me.  I have also believed that it is the segmentation of experience input into the same Eternal being; whichever it is, it had a very non-localizing effect on my consciousness, where I had no attachment or expectations.  Moksha or liberation became an important part of Vedic religion much later, but it is hard not to imagine that I am flying through the history of philosophy and thought with all my experiences.          I have traveled through many religions, pagan and orthodox, trying to find the final piece which is the personification of Societal principles.  I believe I have finally found the most important component of it again hidden in the work of Joseph Smith.  Dusty it has not even been discussed since his day.  It is the brotherhood and love which was expressed in the School of the Prophets.  I have distilled and revealed what I feel was important about those rites and relationships and have placed them in a document called the Second Endowment.          The Mormons and Jews are always looking for Elijah to come, and he is said to turn the hearts of the children to the fathers.  What greater manifestation of turning the hearts of the children to the fathers could be witnessed than a man experiencing the whole of human religion and philosophy?  I give this knowledge to you in three bodies of text.  The Saba Kitab, the Second Endowment, and Voyage of the Titans.  When I have given it, my work shall be done.
Sincerely Samuel Warren Shaffer
 









Introduction to the Saba Kitabby Samuel Warren Shaffer
The Source of Gods          In the beginning of human religion there was a group of wismen, known as Magi, Sages etc.  Today we know them as Shamans, Prophets, Seers, and Artists.  The true beginning of their experiences and methods is not perfectly known, but their legacy has been passed on.  These wisemen had divine experiences, they saw many worlds and comprehended the infinite nature and connectedness of all things.  While contemplating the fact that they themselves were experiencing, they also comprehended that they themselves are infinite beings, never having been created, and never being able to be destroyed.  They began to discuss these truths among themselves and tried to explain ineffable experiences with words.  It was this first generation of philosophers who began the initiations that eventually evolved into the Upanishads.          At this point no God or deity had ever been thought of, invented or witnessed.  As these philosophers looked within themselves introspectively to explain what it means to be an experiencing being, they discussed how something like that which experiences cannot be created or destroyed.  - Seeing as it now exists and the mechanism which allows it's principle to experience must under the same circumstances allow experiencing again and therefore it cannot be created or destroyed.  They reasoned that this must also be why we can imagine and sometimes even see other worlds and realities.  They called this Eternal self the -Atma          They philosophied that if our Atma or experiencing self is Eternal and never had a beginning and never will have an end, then it must also have already advanced to a state of being one with all things, having experienced all things.  Furthermore it must also be connected with other Atma in a web or ocean.  This then explained the divine experiences that these wisemen had experienced while in altered states and when seeing visions of other worlds or having the inspiration of creativity.  They called this network of experiencing beings -Brahman           Next these philosophers discussed that which allows us to experience the world around us, which are the five senses.  They discussed how these five senses are a constant witness that we actually exist, even to those who are not self-aware.  If the Atma is asleep or in a state of not being self aware, then it is these senses that awake it to it's own reality.  The source of these senses was also discussed as it seems that in the external world sensory input comes from without and in the internal world it seems to come from within; as anything which you experience is already within you.  These five senses were listed by them as -Vamadeva        SightAghora             HearingTatpurusa        SmellSatyojata          TasteIsana                Touch          These philosophers then anthropamorphized these senses discussing how these senses effect our mind in different ways, and how each sense has a personality of sorts.  Vamadeva means "pleasant God", because as we see the world it brings us the largest sense of pleasantness in the form of beauty.  Aghora means "not terrible" as hearing generally gave one a sense of stillness and was the means by which to hear music.  Tatpurusa means "that person" as often we can smell others, but smell also brings back childhood memories.  Satyojata means "born at once" as taste is an immediate sensation, and a kiss of true love makes us as though born again.  Isana means "ruler" as touch effects us the most.          Once these philosophers identified these senses as various aspects of our being, they then started contemplating divisions within our mind, and also divisions that these various senses begin to naturally make upon our psyche.  These wisemen also began telling stories and allagories that anthropamporphized these as well.  These are the five states of mind that they identified -Ananda             Bliss Vijnana             KnowledgeManas              Thought Prana                BreathVac                   Speech          Bliss is caused by touch, knowledge is caused by sight, thought is caused by hearing, breath is an aspect of smell and speech is associated with taste because it also utilizes the tongue.  These are also very important states of mind and worthy of being anthropamorphized in allegory.  Thought which is called Manas, is the voice that is within our mind; it is both the source of what many think is revelation as well as the source of a lot of suffering as it is sometimes difficult to silence.  Breath on the other hand is a state associated with meditation and with stillness of the mind.  These wisemen reasoned that if the Atma is what we are and these senses are attempts to make it back to perfection.  They called this perfection -Shiva          These five states of mind therefore became known as five names of Shiva, seeing as he is symbolic of the perfect man or Heavenly father that is part of our Eternal being.          These are the first Thirteen of the first thirty three deities in human history.  The thirty three deities of the Rig Veda are the oldest Gods in existence.  I have explained how the first thirteen came into existence and I will explain the source of the others also.  These allagories about the inner self took a turn toward starting our first perceptions of Gods when these same philosophers started thinking about the effects of nature upon our inner mind also.  They began to think about the effects of the basic elements upon us and they started anthropamporphizing what has become known as the eight Vasus, which can vary in number from time to time.  Nine of them are -Prthivi               EarthAgni                  FireAntariksa          SpaceJal                     WaterVayu                 WindDyaus                SkySurya                 SunNakṣatra            StarsSoma                 Moon          After identifying the Eternal self, the five senses of this body, five inner states of being, the network of mind, ideal man, and eight elements which effect our mind; the wisemen started identifying apects of culture and society.  Now these aspects of the human condition when anthropamorphized were not only easy to see in others, but also easy to make stories about as actual characters.  So this is when the slippery slope began to slide towards religion and away from the original philosophy for which it was intended.  This is when the Twelve children of Aditi came to be.  Some of the Vasus later also became children of Aditi, but twelve of these societal traits were -Mitra                 Those who have brotherhood for another.Aryaman            Those who are Noble and make Peace.Bhaga                Those who seek out wisdom.Varuna               Those who have wonder. Daksa                 Those with Joy and Merriment.Tvastr                 Those who are creative.Pusan                 Those who have civility.Savitr                  Those who are the friends of life.Indra                   Those who are brave and valiant.Vishnu                Those who save others.          Eventually a few more were added to the thirty three Gods, such as Pajapati, who is the Master of Beasts, symbolizing those Shamans who are one with the forest and it's life.  Some Adityas were also added to coincide with the months of the year.  Later some of the Adityas also received elemental traits or powers also, as the stories around these characters started to bloom and be told in different ways.  However this is how the first thirty three Gods in human history came to be!          Most will find it hard to accept the truth, that this is the first and most true form of religion, as well as the source of all religions, theology and philosophy.  I will now list how these thirty three Gods are the source of all world religions and have merly evolved into all religions as these stories traveled to different cultures and languages.Dyaus became Deus, Zeus, Osiris, (Deus-Pater or Ju-piter), Ziu, Tyr, etc.Shiva became Shivaya, Eiyia, Yah, (the word Yashiva), YHVH, Jehovah, Saba, Sheba, etc.Soma became Suen, Sin, Nanna (after the Akkadian conqure), Ale, Illah, Allah, etc.Brahman became Ahman, Amen, Amen Ra, etc.Atma became Adon, Adonis, Adoni, Adam, Attis, etc.Mitra became Mithra, Mithras, etc.Varuna became Oannus, Adapa, Uranus, Ormazd, Aura Mazda, etc.Aditi became Inanna, Ishtar, Cybele, Ceres etc.          So there is not a single world Religion that has not branched out from the original Magi of Vedic Hinduism and the philosophy of the Upanishads, including all three major Monotheistic faiths.  That philosophy all began as an introspection of our Eternal being and the senses, traits and archetypes which effect us.
This Knowledge passed down through the Ages          Even after the Sages of the Upanishads started talking in the language of religion a man named Sandilya said, "He whose creation is this universe, who cherishes all desires, who contains all odours, who is endowed with all tastes, who embraces all this, who never speaks and who is without longing—He is my Self within the heart, He is that Brahman. When I shall have departed hence I shall certainly reach Him: one who has this faith and has no doubt will certainly attain to that Godhead."  (Chandogya Upanishad)          The author of some of the Psalms known as Asaph, wrote "I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High."  (Psalms 82:6)          It is therefore clear that Asaph had been initiated in the mystery of the source of Religion, even though he was among a highly religious and strict people; a people who had taken Shiva or the ideal self out of context and were calling this character by the name YHVH.          Jesus Christ also was apperently initiated as he repeated this saying, "Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?"  (John 10:34)          It is interesting to note that Jesus only claimed to teach people to become the Sons of God, but the movement proclaimed him to be the only Son of God.  It is clear that Jesus must have been privy to the fact that Gods merely began as descriptions of ourselves and that our Eternal self or the Atma is God.          Somehow this knowledge made it into the fraternities of Europe and all the way to Joseph Smith.  Joseph Smith said, "The mind or the intelligence which man possesses is co-equal [co-eternal] with God himself."          With this one statement Joseph Smith disenfranchized almost all the rest of Mormon theology and cosmology.  We do not need to "become" Gods when our mind is co-equal with God already.  With this concept we merely have to awake.  Joseph Smith did not take this thought to all it's logical conclusions as he had already told the people that they would kill him if he revealed the truth.  The truth is that we are the Gods, and that the dawn of religion was merely an introspection of man on his Eternal nature.          Furthermore Brigham Young said that Joseph Smith had told him that Adam was God, this is also a very interesting fact when we learn that the source of the name Adam comes from Atma, or the Self in sanskrite.  This is why Joseph told Brigham that we must all become Adam in the Endowment.  With this added evidence it is almost certain that Joseph Smith somehow understood the Vedic roots of religion and that we ourselves are the Gods, or that the Gods came from considering the traits and concepts within us.          Those in the know, have always known and passed down the knowledge that our Eternal being is the only God that has been observed and that all other Gods are the archetypes and traits that we posses; and that this line of thought is the source of all Religions.
Moving Forward to a Modern Restoration          When I was young a friend named WiL and I started a movement called Veritanism.  For those who have been connected to it, it is admitedly one of the most original and unique philosophical movements.  Started by a bunch of Mormon kids trying to expand beyond their reality, I will explain how it is a direct restoration of Vedic knowledge.          It all started in 1999, when I was staring into a candle flame, suddenly it turned green and I was taken into the flame as in a vision.  I saw what can only be described as seeing more worlds and lives than I can comprehend or remember; I was returned to my room with the candle a changed man!  This vision distilled in me the unshakable belief that everything is infinite.  I soon met WiL when I moved to Provo Utah, and he described to me a dream he had about creating a world.  We pondered upon these dreams and realized not only that we are Eternal beings, but also that we must also be connected in a subconscious mental network that we called the "Meta."          Soon after the beginning of the movement I started having dreams where I was in caves and men in robes called Magi were helping my friends and I escape.  We all awoke with different senses and there were ultimately five of us.  Han, Dro, Amid, Hev, Nog.  I (Han) was the sense of Sight and Dro was the sense of Hearing.  After we had awoken from seeming nothingness, the Magi began to explain the senses and why they meant that we truely existed.          Through a course of events we were traveling through the caves and heard of beings called Titans, there were eight Titans and were all beings who exemplified the Elements!          I eventually escaped the caves and went into space with the Titans on their ship.  I met and fell in love with a girl named Canati, and we were initiated and Sealed by these beings in Space.  We finally had a kiss of true Love and suddenly life burst into existence all around us bringing life to a dead moon.          This whole course of events known as Veritanism left a huge impression upon I and others, although looking back at it there is something very interesting to note.  It exactly follows the progression of the ancient Magi who first created Religion!          Through a vision I first discover that everything is truly infinite.  I reason that I am an infinite being seeing that I am actually experiencing this moment.  WiL and I discuss this and conclude that there is a mental network of infinite minds called the Meta.  I have a dream where Magi teach us about the Senses and where each of us is a personification of one of the senses!  I then meet beings called Titans who are personifications of the elements.  I then finally fall in love, in essense meeting the Goddess.  This seems to be an exact reinvention of the rise of Religion, and yet it seems to be original, and to have happened to us in a brand new and organic way.  Which is why I believe Veritanism is possibly the most important movement since the rise of the Vedic Sages themselves.          Here is some of the Veritan terminology alongside some of the Vedic terminology.Atma               Experiencing BeingBrahman         MetaShiva               GodVamadeva        HanAghora             DroTatpurusa         AmidSatyojata          HevIsana                NogSavitr               CanadaPrthivi              NeboAgni                 LuzAntariksa          EldridJal                     BensidonVasus               Titans          I also had an experience where I experienced the segmentation of perception, meaning that it felt like being a new being every moment.  I have suggested that these are particles of experiencing being flowing through me.  I have also believed that it is the segmentation of experience input into the same Eternal being; whichever it is, it had a very non-localizing effect on my consciousness, where I had no attachment or expectations.  Moksha or liberation became an important part of Vedic religion much later, but it is hard not to imagine that I am flying through the history of philosophy and thought with all my experiences.          I have traveled through many religions, pagan and orthodox, trying to find the final piece which is the personification of Societal principles.  I believe I have finally found the most important component of it again hidden in the work of Joseph Smith.  Dusty it has not even been discussed since his day.  It is the brotherhood and love which was expressed in the School of the Prophets.  I have distilled and revealed what I feel was important about those rites and relationships and have placed them in a document called the Second Endowment.          The Mormons and Jews are always looking for Elijah to come, and he is said to turn the hearts of the children to the fathers.  What greater manifestation of turning the hearts of the children to the fathers could be witnessed than a man experiencing the whole of human religion and philosophy?  I give this knowledge to you in three bodies of text.  The Saba Kitab, the Second Endowment, and Voyage of the Titans.  When I have given it, my work shall be done.
Sincerely Samuel Warren Shaffer
 









Introduction to the Saba Kitabby Samuel Warren Shaffer
The Source of Gods          In the beginning of human religion there was a group of wismen, known as Magi, Sages etc.  Today we know them as Shamans, Prophets, Seers, and Artists.  The true beginning of their experiences and methods is not perfectly known, but their legacy has been passed on.  These wisemen had divine experiences, they saw many worlds and comprehended the infinite nature and connectedness of all things.  While contemplating the fact that they themselves were experiencing, they also comprehended that they themselves are infinite beings, never having been created, and never being able to be destroyed.  They began to discuss these truths among themselves and tried to explain ineffable experiences with words.  It was this first generation of philosophers who began the initiations that eventually evolved into the Upanishads.          At this point no God or deity had ever been thought of, invented or witnessed.  As these philosophers looked within themselves introspectively to explain what it means to be an experiencing being, they discussed how something like that which experiences cannot be created or destroyed.  - Seeing as it now exists and the mechanism which allows it's principle to experience must under the same circumstances allow experiencing again and therefore it cannot be created or destroyed.  They reasoned that this must also be why we can imagine and sometimes even see other worlds and realities.  They called this Eternal self the -Atma          They philosophied that if our Atma or experiencing self is Eternal and never had a beginning and never will have an end, then it must also have already advanced to a state of being one with all things, having experienced all things.  Furthermore it must also be connected with other Atma in a web or ocean.  This then explained the divine experiences that these wisemen had experienced while in altered states and when seeing visions of other worlds or having the inspiration of creativity.  They called this network of experiencing beings -Brahman           Next these philosophers discussed that which allows us to experience the world around us, which are the five senses.  They discussed how these five senses are a constant witness that we actually exist, even to those who are not self-aware.  If the Atma is asleep or in a state of not being self aware, then it is these senses that awake it to it's own reality.  The source of these senses was also discussed as it seems that in the external world sensory input comes from without and in the internal world it seems to come from within; as anything which you experience is already within you.  These five senses were listed by them as -Vamadeva        SightAghora             HearingTatpurusa        SmellSatyojata          TasteIsana                Touch          These philosophers then anthropamorphized these senses discussing how these senses effect our mind in different ways, and how each sense has a personality of sorts.  Vamadeva means "pleasant God", because as we see the world it brings us the largest sense of pleasantness in the form of beauty.  Aghora means "not terrible" as hearing generally gave one a sense of stillness and was the means by which to hear music.  Tatpurusa means "that person" as often we can smell others, but smell also brings back childhood memories.  Satyojata means "born at once" as taste is an immediate sensation, and a kiss of true love makes us as though born again.  Isana means "ruler" as touch effects us the most.          Once these philosophers identified these senses as various aspects of our being, they then started contemplating divisions within our mind, and also divisions that these various senses begin to naturally make upon our psyche.  These wisemen also began telling stories and allagories that anthropamporphized these as well.  These are the five states of mind that they identified -Ananda             Bliss Vijnana             KnowledgeManas              Thought Prana                BreathVac                   Speech          Bliss is caused by touch, knowledge is caused by sight, thought is caused by hearing, breath is an aspect of smell and speech is associated with taste because it also utilizes the tongue.  These are also very important states of mind and worthy of being anthropamorphized in allegory.  Thought which is called Manas, is the voice that is within our mind; it is both the source of what many think is revelation as well as the source of a lot of suffering as it is sometimes difficult to silence.  Breath on the other hand is a state associated with meditation and with stillness of the mind.  These wisemen reasoned that if the Atma is what we are and these senses are attempts to make it back to perfection.  They called this perfection -Shiva          These five states of mind therefore became known as five names of Shiva, seeing as he is symbolic of the perfect man or Heavenly father that is part of our Eternal being.          These are the first Thirteen of the first thirty three deities in human history.  The thirty three deities of the Rig Veda are the oldest Gods in existence.  I have explained how the first thirteen came into existence and I will explain the source of the others also.  These allagories about the inner self took a turn toward starting our first perceptions of Gods when these same philosophers started thinking about the effects of nature upon our inner mind also.  They began to think about the effects of the basic elements upon us and they started anthropamporphizing what has become known as the eight Vasus, which can vary in number from time to time.  Nine of them are -Prthivi               EarthAgni                  FireAntariksa          SpaceJal                     WaterVayu                 WindDyaus                SkySurya                 SunNakṣatra            StarsSoma                 Moon          After identifying the Eternal self, the five senses of this body, five inner states of being, the network of mind, ideal man, and eight elements which effect our mind; the wisemen started identifying apects of culture and society.  Now these aspects of the human condition when anthropamorphized were not only easy to see in others, but also easy to make stories about as actual characters.  So this is when the slippery slope began to slide towards religion and away from the original philosophy for which it was intended.  This is when the Twelve children of Aditi came to be.  Some of the Vasus later also became children of Aditi, but twelve of these societal traits were -Mitra                 Those who have brotherhood for another.Aryaman            Those who are Noble and make Peace.Bhaga                Those who seek out wisdom.Varuna               Those who have wonder. Daksa                 Those with Joy and Merriment.Tvastr                 Those who are creative.Pusan                 Those who have civility.Savitr                  Those who are the friends of life.Indra                   Those who are brave and valiant.Vishnu                Those who save others.          Eventually a few more were added to the thirty three Gods, such as Pajapati, who is the Master of Beasts, symbolizing those Shamans who are one with the forest and it's life.  Some Adityas were also added to coincide with the months of the year.  Later some of the Adityas also received elemental traits or powers also, as the stories around these characters started to bloom and be told in different ways.  However this is how the first thirty three Gods in human history came to be!          Most will find it hard to accept the truth, that this is the first and most true form of religion, as well as the source of all religions, theology and philosophy.  I will now list how these thirty three Gods are the source of all world religions and have merly evolved into all religions as these stories traveled to different cultures and languages.Dyaus became Deus, Zeus, Osiris, (Deus-Pater or Ju-piter), Ziu, Tyr, etc.Shiva became Shivaya, Eiyia, Yah, (the word Yashiva), YHVH, Jehovah, Saba, Sheba, etc.Soma became Suen, Sin, Nanna (after the Akkadian conqure), Ale, Illah, Allah, etc.Brahman became Ahman, Amen, Amen Ra, etc.Atma became Adon, Adonis, Adoni, Adam, Attis, etc.Mitra became Mithra, Mithras, etc.Varuna became Oannus, Adapa, Uranus, Ormazd, Aura Mazda, etc.Aditi became Inanna, Ishtar, Cybele, Ceres etc.          So there is not a single world Religion that has not branched out from the original Magi of Vedic Hinduism and the philosophy of the Upanishads, including all three major Monotheistic faiths.  That philosophy all began as an introspection of our Eternal being and the senses, traits and archetypes which effect us.
This Knowledge passed down through the Ages          Even after the Sages of the Upanishads started talking in the language of religion a man named Sandilya said, "He whose creation is this universe, who cherishes all desires, who contains all odours, who is endowed with all tastes, who embraces all this, who never speaks and who is without longing—He is my Self within the heart, He is that Brahman. When I shall have departed hence I shall certainly reach Him: one who has this faith and has no doubt will certainly attain to that Godhead."  (Chandogya Upanishad)          The author of some of the Psalms known as Asaph, wrote "I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High."  (Psalms 82:6)          It is therefore clear that Asaph had been initiated in the mystery of the source of Religion, even though he was among a highly religious and strict people; a people who had taken Shiva or the ideal self out of context and were calling this character by the name YHVH.          Jesus Christ also was apperently initiated as he repeated this saying, "Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?"  (John 10:34)          It is interesting to note that Jesus only claimed to teach people to become the Sons of God, but the movement proclaimed him to be the only Son of God.  It is clear that Jesus must have been privy to the fact that Gods merely began as descriptions of ourselves and that our Eternal self or the Atma is God.          Somehow this knowledge made it into the fraternities of Europe and all the way to Joseph Smith.  Joseph Smith said, "The mind or the intelligence which man possesses is co-equal [co-eternal] with God himself."          With this one statement Joseph Smith disenfranchized almost all the rest of Mormon theology and cosmology.  We do not need to "become" Gods when our mind is co-equal with God already.  With this concept we merely have to awake.  Joseph Smith did not take this thought to all it's logical conclusions as he had already told the people that they would kill him if he revealed the truth.  The truth is that we are the Gods, and that the dawn of religion was merely an introspection of man on his Eternal nature.          Furthermore Brigham Young said that Joseph Smith had told him that Adam was God, this is also a very interesting fact when we learn that the source of the name Adam comes from Atma, or the Self in sanskrite.  This is why Joseph told Brigham that we must all become Adam in the Endowment.  With this added evidence it is almost certain that Joseph Smith somehow understood the Vedic roots of religion and that we ourselves are the Gods, or that the Gods came from considering the traits and concepts within us.          Those in the know, have always known and passed down the knowledge that our Eternal being is the only God that has been observed and that all other Gods are the archetypes and traits that we posses; and that this line of thought is the source of all Religions.
Moving Forward to a Modern Restoration          When I was young a friend named WiL and I started a movement called Veritanism.  For those who have been connected to it, it is admitedly one of the most original and unique philosophical movements.  Started by a bunch of Mormon kids trying to expand beyond their reality, I will explain how it is a direct restoration of Vedic knowledge.          It all started in 1999, when I was staring into a candle flame, suddenly it turned green and I was taken into the flame as in a vision.  I saw what can only be described as seeing more worlds and lives than I can comprehend or remember; I was returned to my room with the candle a changed man!  This vision distilled in me the unshakable belief that everything is infinite.  I soon met WiL when I moved to Provo Utah, and he described to me a dream he had about creating a world.  We pondered upon these dreams and realized not only that we are Eternal beings, but also that we must also be connected in a subconscious mental network that we called the "Meta."          Soon after the beginning of the movement I started having dreams where I was in caves and men in robes called Magi were helping my friends and I escape.  We all awoke with different senses and there were ultimately five of us.  Han, Dro, Amid, Hev, Nog.  I (Han) was the sense of Sight and Dro was the sense of Hearing.  After we had awoken from seeming nothingness, the Magi began to explain the senses and why they meant that we truely existed.          Through a course of events we were traveling through the caves and heard of beings called Titans, there were eight Titans and were all beings who exemplified the Elements!          I eventually escaped the caves and went into space with the Titans on their ship.  I met and fell in love with a girl named Canati, and we were initiated and Sealed by these beings in Space.  We finally had a kiss of true Love and suddenly life burst into existence all around us bringing life to a dead moon.          This whole course of events known as Veritanism left a huge impression upon I and others, although looking back at it there is something very interesting to note.  It exactly follows the progression of the ancient Magi who first created Religion!          Through a vision I first discover that everything is truly infinite.  I reason that I am an infinite being seeing that I am actually experiencing this moment.  WiL and I discuss this and conclude that there is a mental network of infinite minds called the Meta.  I have a dream where Magi teach us about the Senses and where each of us is a personification of one of the senses!  I then meet beings called Titans who are personifications of the elements.  I then finally fall in love, in essense meeting the Goddess.  This seems to be an exact reinvention of the rise of Religion, and yet it seems to be original, and to have happened to us in a brand new and organic way.  Which is why I believe Veritanism is possibly the most important movement since the rise of the Vedic Sages themselves.          Here is some of the Veritan terminology alongside some of the Vedic terminology.Atma               Experiencing BeingBrahman         MetaShiva               GodVamadeva        HanAghora             DroTatpurusa         AmidSatyojata          HevIsana                NogSavitr               CanadaPrthivi              NeboAgni                 LuzAntariksa          EldridJal                     BensidonVasus               Titans          I also had an experience where I experienced the segmentation of perception, meaning that it felt like being a new being every moment.  I have suggested that these are particles of experiencing being flowing through me.  I have also believed that it is the segmentation of experience input into the same Eternal being; whichever it is, it had a very non-localizing effect on my consciousness, where I had no attachment or expectations.  Moksha or liberation became an important part of Vedic religion much later, but it is hard not to imagine that I am flying through the history of philosophy and thought with all my experiences.          I have traveled through many religions, pagan and orthodox, trying to find the final piece which is the personification of Societal principles.  I believe I have finally found the most important component of it again hidden in the work of Joseph Smith.  Dusty it has not even been discussed since his day.  It is the brotherhood and love which was expressed in the School of the Prophets.  I have distilled and revealed what I feel was important about those rites and relationships and have placed them in a document called the Second Endowment.          The Mormons and Jews are always looking for Elijah to come, and he is said to turn the hearts of the children to the fathers.  What greater manifestation of turning the hearts of the children to the fathers could be witnessed than a man experiencing the whole of human religion and philosophy?  I give this knowledge to you in three bodies of text.  The Saba Kitab, the Second Endowment, and Voyage of the Titans.  When I have given it, my work shall be done.
Sincerely Samuel Warren Shaffer
 









Introduction to the Saba Kitabby Samuel Warren Shaffer
The Source of Gods          In the beginning of human religion there was a group of wismen, known as Magi, Sages etc.  Today we know them as Shamans, Prophets, Seers, and Artists.  The true beginning of their experiences and methods is not perfectly known, but their legacy has been passed on.  These wisemen had divine experiences, they saw many worlds and comprehended the infinite nature and connectedness of all things.  While contemplating the fact that they themselves were experiencing, they also comprehended that they themselves are infinite beings, never having been created, and never being able to be destroyed.  They began to discuss these truths among themselves and tried to explain ineffable experiences with words.  It was this first generation of philosophers who began the initiations that eventually evolved into the Upanishads.          At this point no God or deity had ever been thought of, invented or witnessed.  As these philosophers looked within themselves introspectively to explain what it means to be an experiencing being, they discussed how something like that which experiences cannot be created or destroyed.  - Seeing as it now exists and the mechanism which allows it's principle to experience must under the same circumstances allow experiencing again and therefore it cannot be created or destroyed.  They reasoned that this must also be why we can imagine and sometimes even see other worlds and realities.  They called this Eternal self the -Atma          They philosophied that if our Atma or experiencing self is Eternal and never had a beginning and never will have an end, then it must also have already advanced to a state of being one with all things, having experienced all things.  Furthermore it must also be connected with other Atma in a web or ocean.  This then explained the divine experiences that these wisemen had experienced while in altered states and when seeing visions of other worlds or having the inspiration of creativity.  They called this network of experiencing beings -Brahman           Next these philosophers discussed that which allows us to experience the world around us, which are the five senses.  They discussed how these five senses are a constant witness that we actually exist, even to those who are not self-aware.  If the Atma is asleep or in a state of not being self aware, then it is these senses that awake it to it's own reality.  The source of these senses was also discussed as it seems that in the external world sensory input comes from without and in the internal world it seems to come from within; as anything which you experience is already within you.  These five senses were listed by them as -Vamadeva        SightAghora             HearingTatpurusa        SmellSatyojata          TasteIsana                Touch          These philosophers then anthropamorphized these senses discussing how these senses effect our mind in different ways, and how each sense has a personality of sorts.  Vamadeva means "pleasant God", because as we see the world it brings us the largest sense of pleasantness in the form of beauty.  Aghora means "not terrible" as hearing generally gave one a sense of stillness and was the means by which to hear music.  Tatpurusa means "that person" as often we can smell others, but smell also brings back childhood memories.  Satyojata means "born at once" as taste is an immediate sensation, and a kiss of true love makes us as though born again.  Isana means "ruler" as touch effects us the most.          Once these philosophers identified these senses as various aspects of our being, they then started contemplating divisions within our mind, and also divisions that these various senses begin to naturally make upon our psyche.  These wisemen also began telling stories and allagories that anthropamporphized these as well.  These are the five states of mind that they identified -Ananda             Bliss Vijnana             KnowledgeManas              Thought Prana                BreathVac                   Speech          Bliss is caused by touch, knowledge is caused by sight, thought is caused by hearing, breath is an aspect of smell and speech is associated with taste because it also utilizes the tongue.  These are also very important states of mind and worthy of being anthropamorphized in allegory.  Thought which is called Manas, is the voice that is within our mind; it is both the source of what many think is revelation as well as the source of a lot of suffering as it is sometimes difficult to silence.  Breath on the other hand is a state associated with meditation and with stillness of the mind.  These wisemen reasoned that if the Atma is what we are and these senses are attempts to make it back to perfection.  They called this perfection -Shiva          These five states of mind therefore became known as five names of Shiva, seeing as he is symbolic of the perfect man or Heavenly father that is part of our Eternal being.          These are the first Thirteen of the first thirty three deities in human history.  The thirty three deities of the Rig Veda are the oldest Gods in existence.  I have explained how the first thirteen came into existence and I will explain the source of the others also.  These allagories about the inner self took a turn toward starting our first perceptions of Gods when these same philosophers started thinking about the effects of nature upon our inner mind also.  They began to think about the effects of the basic elements upon us and they started anthropamporphizing what has become known as the eight Vasus, which can vary in number from time to time.  Nine of them are -Prthivi               EarthAgni                  FireAntariksa          SpaceJal                     WaterVayu                 WindDyaus                SkySurya                 SunNakṣatra            StarsSoma                 Moon          After identifying the Eternal self, the five senses of this body, five inner states of being, the network of mind, ideal man, and eight elements which effect our mind; the wisemen started identifying apects of culture and society.  Now these aspects of the human condition when anthropamorphized were not only easy to see in others, but also easy to make stories about as actual characters.  So this is when the slippery slope began to slide towards religion and away from the original philosophy for which it was intended.  This is when the Twelve children of Aditi came to be.  Some of the Vasus later also became children of Aditi, but twelve of these societal traits were -Mitra                 Those who have brotherhood for another.Aryaman            Those who are Noble and make Peace.Bhaga                Those who seek out wisdom.Varuna               Those who have wonder. Daksa                 Those with Joy and Merriment.Tvastr                 Those who are creative.Pusan                 Those who have civility.Savitr                  Those who are the friends of life.Indra                   Those who are brave and valiant.Vishnu                Those who save others.          Eventually a few more were added to the thirty three Gods, such as Pajapati, who is the Master of Beasts, symbolizing those Shamans who are one with the forest and it's life.  Some Adityas were also added to coincide with the months of the year.  Later some of the Adityas also received elemental traits or powers also, as the stories around these characters started to bloom and be told in different ways.  However this is how the first thirty three Gods in human history came to be!          Most will find it hard to accept the truth, that this is the first and most true form of religion, as well as the source of all religions, theology and philosophy.  I will now list how these thirty three Gods are the source of all world religions and have merly evolved into all religions as these stories traveled to different cultures and languages.Dyaus became Deus, Zeus, Osiris, (Deus-Pater or Ju-piter), Ziu, Tyr, etc.Shiva became Shivaya, Eiyia, Yah, (the word Yashiva), YHVH, Jehovah, Saba, Sheba, etc.Soma became Suen, Sin, Nanna (after the Akkadian conqure), Ale, Illah, Allah, etc.Brahman became Ahman, Amen, Amen Ra, etc.Atma became Adon, Adonis, Adoni, Adam, Attis, etc.Mitra became Mithra, Mithras, etc.Varuna became Oannus, Adapa, Uranus, Ormazd, Aura Mazda, etc.Aditi became Inanna, Ishtar, Cybele, Ceres etc.          So there is not a single world Religion that has not branched out from the original Magi of Vedic Hinduism and the philosophy of the Upanishads, including all three major Monotheistic faiths.  That philosophy all began as an introspection of our Eternal being and the senses, traits and archetypes which effect us.
This Knowledge passed down through the Ages          Even after the Sages of the Upanishads started talking in the language of religion a man named Sandilya said, "He whose creation is this universe, who cherishes all desires, who contains all odours, who is endowed with all tastes, who embraces all this, who never speaks and who is without longing—He is my Self within the heart, He is that Brahman. When I shall have departed hence I shall certainly reach Him: one who has this faith and has no doubt will certainly attain to that Godhead."  (Chandogya Upanishad)          The author of some of the Psalms known as Asaph, wrote "I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High."  (Psalms 82:6)          It is therefore clear that Asaph had been initiated in the mystery of the source of Religion, even though he was among a highly religious and strict people; a people who had taken Shiva or the ideal self out of context and were calling this character by the name YHVH.          Jesus Christ also was apperently initiated as he repeated this saying, "Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?"  (John 10:34)          It is interesting to note that Jesus only claimed to teach people to become the Sons of God, but the movement proclaimed him to be the only Son of God.  It is clear that Jesus must have been privy to the fact that Gods merely began as descriptions of ourselves and that our Eternal self or the Atma is God.          Somehow this knowledge made it into the fraternities of Europe and all the way to Joseph Smith.  Joseph Smith said, "The mind or the intelligence which man possesses is co-equal [co-eternal] with God himself."          With this one statement Joseph Smith disenfranchized almost all the rest of Mormon theology and cosmology.  We do not need to "become" Gods when our mind is co-equal with God already.  With this concept we merely have to awake.  Joseph Smith did not take this thought to all it's logical conclusions as he had already told the people that they would kill him if he revealed the truth.  The truth is that we are the Gods, and that the dawn of religion was merely an introspection of man on his Eternal nature.          Furthermore Brigham Young said that Joseph Smith had told him that Adam was God, this is also a very interesting fact when we learn that the source of the name Adam comes from Atma, or the Self in sanskrite.  This is why Joseph told Brigham that we must all become Adam in the Endowment.  With this added evidence it is almost certain that Joseph Smith somehow understood the Vedic roots of religion and that we ourselves are the Gods, or that the Gods came from considering the traits and concepts within us.          Those in the know, have always known and passed down the knowledge that our Eternal being is the only God that has been observed and that all other Gods are the archetypes and traits that we posses; and that this line of thought is the source of all Religions.
Moving Forward to a Modern Restoration          When I was young a friend named WiL and I started a movement called Veritanism.  For those who have been connected to it, it is admitedly one of the most original and unique philosophical movements.  Started by a bunch of Mormon kids trying to expand beyond their reality, I will explain how it is a direct restoration of Vedic knowledge.          It all started in 1999, when I was staring into a candle flame, suddenly it turned green and I was taken into the flame as in a vision.  I saw what can only be described as seeing more worlds and lives than I can comprehend or remember; I was returned to my room with the candle a changed man!  This vision distilled in me the unshakable belief that everything is infinite.  I soon met WiL when I moved to Provo Utah, and he described to me a dream he had about creating a world.  We pondered upon these dreams and realized not only that we are Eternal beings, but also that we must also be connected in a subconscious mental network that we called the "Meta."          Soon after the beginning of the movement I started having dreams where I was in caves and men in robes called Magi were helping my friends and I escape.  We all awoke with different senses and there were ultimately five of us.  Han, Dro, Amid, Hev, Nog.  I (Han) was the sense of Sight and Dro was the sense of Hearing.  After we had awoken from seeming nothingness, the Magi began to explain the senses and why they meant that we truely existed.          Through a course of events we were traveling through the caves and heard of beings called Titans, there were eight Titans and were all beings who exemplified the Elements!          I eventually escaped the caves and went into space with the Titans on their ship.  I met and fell in love with a girl named Canati, and we were initiated and Sealed by these beings in Space.  We finally had a kiss of true Love and suddenly life burst into existence all around us bringing life to a dead moon.          This whole course of events known as Veritanism left a huge impression upon I and others, although looking back at it there is something very interesting to note.  It exactly follows the progression of the ancient Magi who first created Religion!          Through a vision I first discover that everything is truly infinite.  I reason that I am an infinite being seeing that I am actually experiencing this moment.  WiL and I discuss this and conclude that there is a mental network of infinite minds called the Meta.  I have a dream where Magi teach us about the Senses and where each of us is a personification of one of the senses!  I then meet beings called Titans who are personifications of the elements.  I then finally fall in love, in essense meeting the Goddess.  This seems to be an exact reinvention of the rise of Religion, and yet it seems to be original, and to have happened to us in a brand new and organic way.  Which is why I believe Veritanism is possibly the most important movement since the rise of the Vedic Sages themselves.          Here is some of the Veritan terminology alongside some of the Vedic terminology.Atma               Experiencing BeingBrahman         MetaShiva               GodVamadeva        HanAghora             DroTatpurusa         AmidSatyojata          HevIsana                NogSavitr               CanadaPrthivi              NeboAgni                 LuzAntariksa          EldridJal                     BensidonVasus               Titans          I also had an experience where I experienced the segmentation of perception, meaning that it felt like being a new being every moment.  I have suggested that these are particles of experiencing being flowing through me.  I have also believed that it is the segmentation of experience input into the same Eternal being; whichever it is, it had a very non-localizing effect on my consciousness, where I had no attachment or expectations.  Moksha or liberation became an important part of Vedic religion much later, but it is hard not to imagine that I am flying through the history of philosophy and thought with all my experiences.          I have traveled through many religions, pagan and orthodox, trying to find the final piece which is the personification of Societal principles.  I believe I have finally found the most important component of it again hidden in the work of Joseph Smith.  Dusty it has not even been discussed since his day.  It is the brotherhood and love which was expressed in the School of the Prophets.  I have distilled and revealed what I feel was important about those rites and relationships and have placed them in a document called the Second Endowment.          The Mormons and Jews are always looking for Elijah to come, and he is said to turn the hearts of the children to the fathers.  What greater manifestation of turning the hearts of the children to the fathers could be witnessed than a man experiencing the whole of human religion and philosophy?  I give this knowledge to you in three bodies of text.  The Saba Kitab, the Second Endowment, and Voyage of the Titans.  When I have given it, my work shall be done.
Sincerely Samuel Warren Shaffer
 



by Samuel Warren Shaffer


The Source of Gods

          In the beginning of human religion there was a group of wismen, known as Magi, Sages etc.  Today we know them as Shamans, Prophets, Seers, and Artists.  The true beginning of their experiences and methods is not perfectly known, but their legacy has been passed on.  These wisemen had divine experiences, they saw many worlds and comprehended the infinite nature and connectedness of all things.  While contemplating the fact that they themselves were experiencing, they also comprehended that they themselves are infinite beings, never having been created, and never being able to be destroyed.  They began to discuss these truths among themselves and tried to explain ineffable experiences with words.  It was this first generation of philosophers who began the initiations that eventually evolved into the Upanishads.

          At this point no God or deity had ever been thought of, invented or witnessed.  As these philosophers looked within themselves introspectively to explain what it means to be an experiencing being, they discussed how something like that which experiences cannot be created or destroyed.  - Seeing as it now exists and the mechanism which allows it's principle to experience must under the same circumstances allow experiencing again and therefore it cannot be created or destroyed.  They reasoned that this must also be why we can imagine and sometimes even see other worlds and realities.  They called this Eternal self the -

Atma

          They philosophied that if our Atma or experiencing self is Eternal and never had a beginning and never will have an end, then it must also have already advanced to a state of being one with all things, having experienced all things.  Furthermore it must also be connected with other Atma in a web or ocean.  This then explained the divine experiences that these wisemen had experienced while in altered states and when seeing visions of other worlds or having the inspiration of creativity.  They called this network of experiencing beings -

Brahman

           Next these philosophers discussed that which allows us to experience the world around us, which are the five senses.  They discussed how these five senses are a constant witness that we actually exist, even to those who are not self-aware.  If the Atma is asleep or in a state of not being self aware, then it is these senses that awake it to it's own reality.  The source of these senses was also discussed as it seems that in the external world sensory input comes from without and in the internal world it seems to come from within; as anything which you experience is already within you.  These five senses were listed by them as -

Vamadeva        Sight
Aghora             Hearing
Tatpurusa         Smell
Satyojata          Taste
Isana                Touch

          These philosophers then anthropamorphized these senses discussing how these senses effect our mind in different ways, and how each sense has a personality of sorts.  Vamadeva means "pleasant God", because as we see the world it brings us the largest sense of pleasantness in the form of beauty.  Aghora means "not terrible" as hearing generally gave one a sense of stillness and was the means by which to hear music.  Tatpurusa means "that person" as often we can smell others, but smell also brings back childhood memories.  Satyojata means "born at once" as taste is an immediate sensation, and a kiss of true love makes us as though born again.  Isana means "ruler" as touch effects us the most.

          Once these philosophers identified these senses as various aspects of our being, they then started contemplating divisions within our mind, and also divisions that these various senses begin to naturally make upon our psyche.  These wisemen also began telling stories and allagories that anthropamporphized these as well.  These are the five states of mind that they identified -

Ananda             Bliss 
Vijnana             Knowledge
Manas              Thought 
Prana                Breath
Vac                   Speech

          Bliss is caused by touch, knowledge is caused by sight, thought is caused by hearing, breath is an aspect of smell and speech is associated with taste because it also utilizes the tongue.  These are also very important states of mind and worthy of being anthropamorphized in allegory.  Thought which is called Manas, is the voice that is within our mind; it is both the source of what many think is revelation as well as the source of a lot of suffering as it is sometimes difficult to silence.  Breath on the other hand is a state associated with meditation and with stillness of the mind.  These wisemen reasoned that if the Atma is what we are and these senses are attempts to make it back to perfection.  They called this perfection -

Shiva

          These five states of mind therefore became known as five names of Shiva, seeing as he is symbolic of the perfect man or Heavenly father that is part of our Eternal being.

          These are the first Thirteen of the first thirty three deities in human history.  The thirty three deities of the Rig Veda are the oldest Gods in existence.  I have explained how the first thirteen came into existence and I will explain the source of the others also.  These allagories about the inner self took a turn toward starting our first perceptions of Gods when these same philosophers started thinking about the effects of nature upon our inner mind also.  They began to think about the effects of the basic elements upon us and they started anthropamporphizing what has become known as the eight Vasus, which can vary in number from time to time.  Nine of them are -

Prthivi               Earth
Agni                  Fire
Antariksa           Space
Jal                     Water
Vayu                 Wind
Dyaus                Sky
Surya                 Sun
Nakṣatra            Stars
Soma                 Moon

          After identifying the Eternal self, the five senses of this body, five inner states of being, the network of mind, ideal man, and eight elements which effect our mind; the wisemen started identifying apects of culture and society.  Now these aspects of the human condition when anthropamorphized were not only easy to see in others, but also easy to make stories about as actual characters.  So this is when the slippery slope began to slide towards religion and away from the original philosophy for which it was intended.  This is when the Twelve children of Aditi came to be.  Some of the Vasus later also became children of Aditi, but twelve of these societal traits were -

Mitra                 Those who have brotherhood for another.
Aryaman            Those who are Noble and make Peace.
Bhaga                Those who seek out wisdom.
Varuna               Those who have wonder. 
Daksa                Those with Joy and Merriment.
Tvastr                Those who are creative.
Pusan                 Those who have civility.
Savitr                 Those who are the friends of life.
Indra                  Those who are brave and valiant.
Vishnu               Those who save others.

          Eventually a few more were added to the thirty three Gods, such as Pajapati, who is the Master of Beasts, symbolizing those Shamans who are one with the forest and it's life.  Some Adityas were also added to coincide with the months of the year.  Later some of the Adityas also received elemental traits or powers also, as the stories around these characters started to bloom and be told in different ways.  However this is how the first thirty three Gods in human history came to be!

          Most will find it hard to accept the truth, that this is the first and most true form of religion, as well as the source of all religions, theology and philosophy.  I will now list how these thirty three Gods are the source of all world religions and have merly evolved into all religions as these stories traveled to different cultures and languages.

Dyaus became Deus, Zeus, Osiris, (Deus-Pater or Ju-piter), Ziu, Tyr, etc.

Shiva became Shivaya, Eiyia, Yah, (the word Yashiva), YHVH, Jehovah, Saba, Sheba, etc.

Soma became Suen, Sin, Nanna (after the Akkadian conqure), Ale, Illah, Allah, etc.

Brahman became Ahman, Amen, Amen Ra, etc.

Atma became Adon, Adonis, Adoni, Adam, Attis, etc.

Mitra became Mithra, Mithras, etc.

Varuna became Oannus, Adapa, Uranus, Ormazd, Aura Mazda, etc.

Aditi became Inanna, Ishtar, Cybele, Ceres etc.

          So there is not a single world Religion that has not branched out from the original Magi of Vedic Hinduism and the philosophy of the Upanishads, including all three major Monotheistic faiths.  That philosophy all began as an introspection of our Eternal being and the senses, traits and archetypes which effect us.


This Knowledge passed down through the Ages

          Even after the Sages of the Upanishads started talking in the language of religion a man named Sandilya said, "He whose creation is this universe, who cherishes all desires, who contains all odours, who is endowed with all tastes, who embraces all this, who never speaks and who is without longing—He is my Self within the heart, He is that Brahman. When I shall have departed hence I shall certainly reach Him: one who has this faith and has no doubt will certainly attain to that Godhead."  (Chandogya Upanishad)

          The author of some of the Psalms known as Asaph, wrote "I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High."  (Psalms 82:6)

          It is therefore clear that Asaph had been initiated in the mystery of the source of Religion, even though he was among a highly religious and strict people; a people who had taken Shiva or the ideal self out of context and were calling this character by the name YHVH.

          Jesus Christ also was apperently initiated as he repeated this saying, "Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?"  (John 10:34)

          It is interesting to note that Jesus only claimed to teach people to become the Sons of God, but the movement proclaimed him to be the only Son of God.  It is clear that Jesus must have been privy to the fact that Gods merely began as descriptions of ourselves and that our Eternal self or the Atma is God.

          Somehow this knowledge made it into the fraternities of Europe and all the way to Joseph Smith.  Joseph Smith said, "The mind or the intelligence which man possesses is co-equal [co-eternal] with God himself."

          With this one statement Joseph Smith disenfranchised almost all the rest of Mormon theology and cosmology.  We do not need to "become" Gods when our mind is co-equal with God already.  With this concept we merely have to awake.  Joseph Smith did not take this thought to all it's logical conclusions as he had already told the people that they would kill him if he revealed the truth.  The truth is that we are the Gods, and that the dawn of religion was merely an introspection of man on his Eternal nature.

          Furthermore Brigham Young said that Joseph Smith had told him that Adam was God, this is also a very interesting fact when we learn that the source of the name Adam comes from Atma, or the Self in Sanskrit.  This is why Joseph told Brigham that we must all become Adam in the Endowment.  With this added evidence it is almost certain that Joseph Smith somehow understood the Vedic roots of religion and that we ourselves are the Gods, or that the Gods came from considering the traits and concepts within us.

          Those in the know, have always known and passed down the knowledge that our Eternal being is the only God that has been observed and that all other Gods are the archetypes and traits that we posses; and that this line of thought is the source of all Religions.


Moving Forward to a Modern Restoration

          When I was young a friend named WiL and I started a movement called Veritanism.  For those who have been connected to it, it is admitedly one of the most original and unique philosophical movements.  Started by a bunch of Mormon kids trying to expand beyond their reality, I will explain how it is a direct restoration of Vedic knowledge.

          It all started in 1999, when I was staring into a candle flame, suddenly it turned green and I was taken into the flame as in a vision.  I saw what can only be described as seeing more worlds and lives than I can comprehend or remember; I was returned to my room with the candle a changed man!  This vision distilled in me the unshakable belief that everything is infinite.  I soon met WiL when I moved to Provo Utah, and he described to me a dream he had about creating a world.  We pondered upon these dreams and realized not only that we are Eternal beings, but also that we must also be connected in a subconscious mental network that we called the "Meta."

          Soon after the beginning of the movement I started having dreams where I was in caves and men in robes called Magi were helping my friends and I escape.  We all awoke with different senses and there were ultimately five of us.  Han, Dro, Amid, Hev, Nog.  I (Han) was the sense of Sight and Dro was the sense of Hearing.  After we had awoken from seeming nothingness, the Magi began to explain the senses and why they meant that we truely existed.

          Through a course of events we were traveling through the caves and heard of beings called Titans, there were eight Titans and were all beings who exemplified the Elements!

          I eventually escaped the caves and went into space with the Titans on their ship.  I met and fell in love with a girl named Canati, and we were initiated and Sealed by these beings in Space.  We finally had a kiss of true Love and suddenly life burst into existence all around us bringing life to a dead moon.

          This whole course of events known as Veritanism left a huge impression upon I and others, although looking back at it there is something very interesting to note.  It exactly follows the progression of the ancient Magi who first created Religion!

          Through a vision I first discover that everything is truly infinite.  I reason that I am an infinite being seeing that I am actually experiencing this moment.  WiL and I discuss this and conclude that there is a mental network of infinite minds called the Meta.  I have a dream where Magi teach us about the Senses and where each of us is a personification of one of the senses!  I then meet beings called Titans who are personifications of the elements.  I then finally fall in love, in essense meeting the Goddess.  This seems to be an exact reinvention of the rise of Religion, and yet it seems to be original, and to have happened to us in a brand new and organic way.  Which is why I believe Veritanism is possibly the most important movement since the rise of the Vedic Sages themselves.

          Here is some of the Veritan terminology alongside some of the Vedic terminology.

Atma               Experiencing Being
Brahman          Meta
Shiva               God

Vamadeva        Han
Aghora             Dro
Tatpurusa         Amid
Satyojata          Hev
Isana                Nog
Savitr               Canada
Prthivi              Nebo
Agni                 Luz
Antariksa          Eldrid
Jal                    Bensidon
Vasus               Titans


          I also had an experience where I experienced the segmentation of perception, meaning that it felt like being a new being every moment.  I have suggested that these are particles of experiencing being flowing through me.  I have also believed that it is the segmentation of experience input into the same Eternal being; whichever it is, it had a very non-localizing effect on my consciousness, where I had no attachment or expectations.  Moksha or liberation became an important part of Vedic religion much later, but it is hard not to imagine that I am flying through the history of philosophy and thought with all my experiences.

          I have traveled through many religions, pagan and orthodox, trying to find the final piece which is the personification of Societal principles.  I believe I have finally found the most important component of it again hidden in the work of Joseph Smith.  Dusty it has not even been discussed since his day.  It is the brotherhood and love which was expressed in the School of the Prophets.  I have distilled and revealed what I feel was important about those rites and relationships and have placed them in a document called the Second Endowment.

          The Mormons and Jews are always looking for Elijah to come, and he is said to turn the hearts of the children to the fathers.  What greater manifestation of turning the hearts of the children to the fathers could be witnessed than a man experiencing the whole of human religion and philosophy?  I give this knowledge to you in three bodies of text.  The Saba Kitab, the Second Endowment, and Voyage of the Titans.  When I have given it, my work shall be done.

Sincerely Samuel Warren Shaf


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Then do not dream he means each line
  A revelation of himself;
Sing of himself-conceit sublime!
  You'd lay his book upon the shelf.
The preacher preaches righteousness;
  The actor seeks to show each light
And shade of feeling, to express
  Our thoughts and keep himself from sight.
Think of the poet least and last,
  And take his song for what tis worth.
An universal life he leads;
  He lives in you and many more;
From every field a flow'ret steals
  And gleans a gem from every shore.

Damion's Interpretation

Stanza 1
Revelation comes from within, some lines are rife with meaning, others are meant to evoke you into a new mental state and by themselves mean nothing.

Stanza 2
To praise God, is to praise ones self, arrogance, yet well placed, and worthy of it. We place books on our shelf that have some truth from within, though we think it is from others.

Stanza 3
The Preacher tells us what he wants us to think is righteousness. An actor who misleads, he shows you the truth, but spins it to his own ends.

Stanza 4
The actor repeats a less powerful version of our works, and tries to guide our feelings, so that we do not discover him.

Stanza 5
The Poet, whom is rarely if ever consciously considered, speaks in cryptic hints of truth.

Stanza 6
His song while seemingly meaningless, speaks of worlds and lives beyond your own.

Stanza 7
The poet is the emanation from your conscious mind, who is apart from you, and thereby is the key to communicating with other emanations of yourself on other worlds, and others.

Stanza 8
Through knowledge of the poet you may learn the truth, and enjoy the beauty of all things, whether they are in your world, or others.
  A revelation of himself;
Sing of himself-conceit sublime!
  You'd lay his book upon the shelf.
The preacher preaches righteousness;
  The actor seeks to show each light
And shade of feeling, to express
  Our thoughts and keep himself from sight.
Think of the poet least and last,
  And take his song for what tis worth.
An universal life he leads;
  He lives in you and many more;
From every field a flow'ret steals
  And gleans a gem from every shore.

Damion's Interpretation

Stanza 1
Revelation comes from within, some lines are rife with meaning, others are meant to evoke you into a new mental state and by themselves mean nothing.

Stanza 2
To praise God, is to praise ones self, arrogance, yet well placed, and worthy of it. We place books on our shelf that have some truth from within, though we think it is from others.

Stanza 3
The Preacher tells us what he wants us to think is righteousness. An actor who misleads, he shows you the truth, but spins it to his own ends.

Stanza 4
The actor repeats a less powerful version of our works, and tries to guide our feelings, so that we do not discover him.

Stanza 5
The Poet, whom is rarely if ever consciously considered, speaks in cryptic hints of truth.

Stanza 6
His song while seemingly meaningless, speaks of worlds and lives beyond your own.

Stanza 7
The poet is the emanation from your conscious mind, who is apart from you, and thereby is the key to communicating with other emanations of yourself 

on other worlds, and others.

Stanza 8
Through knowledge of the poet you may learn the truth, and enjoy the beauty of all things, whether they are in your world, or others
  A revelation of himself;
Sing of himself-conceit sublime!
  You'd lay his book upon the shelf.
The preacher preaches righteousness;
  The actor seeks to show each light
And shade of feeling, to express
  Our thoughts and keep himself from sight.
Think of the poet least and last,
  And take his song for what tis worth.
An universal life he leads;
  He lives in you and many more;
From every field a flow'ret steals
  And gleans a gem from every shore.

Damion's Interpretation

Stanza 1
Revelation comes from within, some lines are rife with meaning, others are meant to evoke you into a new mental state and by themselves mean nothing.

Stanza 2
To praise God, is to praise ones self, arrogance, yet well placed, and worthy of it. We place books on our shelf that have some truth from within, though we think it is from others.

Stanza 3
The Preacher tells us what he wants us to think is righteousness. An actor who misleads, he shows you the truth, but spins it to his own ends.

Stanza 4
The actor repeats a less powerful version of our works, and tries to guide our feelings, so that we do not discover him.

Stanza 5
The Poet, whom is rarely if ever consciously considered, speaks in cryptic hints of truth.

Stanza 6
His song while seemingly meaningless, speaks of worlds and lives beyond your own.

Stanza 7
The poet is the emanation from your conscious mind, who is apart from you, and thereby is the key to communicating with other emanations of yourself 

on other worlds, and others.

Stanza 8
Through knowledge of the poet you may learn the truth, and enjoy the beauty of all things, whether they are in your world, or others.